our little vegie patch is NOT in a good spot for a winter garden! it gets NO sun ever through winter, and never dries out. I really didn't know what to try in it. so after posting on EB for advice I planted:
- brussells sprouts
- and i still had the silverbeet from summer growing
the things that did well and I would like to grow again next year are:
- broccoli (did OK, not great)
i think the silverbeet is finally on its way out - it's now growing horizontally instead of vertically, anyone know if that's right? should i pull it out and start afresh?
anyway, even if we've only managed one meal every week or two out of it it's been a fun experiment and I'll know what to plant more of next year! (hopefully i might have the end of the garden - which gets more sun - ready to go for next winter instead!)
Try putting down your used coffee grounds around the base of the plants. I've been experimenting with this and it is having some effect. The slimy bugs won't cross the grounds to get to the plant.
thanks Jude, i forgot I had just tried that for the first time a few weeks ago (tbh the snails weren't that bad so i wasn't too worried!)
but i (mostly) quit coffee late last year so i don't have a lot of grounds now!
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