I have growing at the moment :
- BRASSICAS - Sugar Loaf Cabbage, Pak Choy, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Kale
- LEAFY GREENS - 3 types of Lettuce, Silverbeet, Spinach, and Rainbow Chard
- LEGUMES - Bush Bean, Climbing Bean, and Snow Pea
- SOME ROOT VEGETABLES - Carrot, Beetroot, Sweet Potato, Ginger, and Yacon
- TOMATOES - Full size (at this time of year) makes a change from the little cherry tomatoes
- POTATOES - Really healthy in their homemade planter towers
- PERENNIALS - Asparagus, Pineapples, Comfrey, Aloe Vera
- HERBS - Oregano, Parsley, Thyme, Rosemary, Mint, Lemon Balm, Basil, Coriander, Chives and Spring Onions
This method makes it extremely easy to water and feed the seedling in its early stages of growth and protects the young plant from slugs, snails and cut worm.
After the leaves start to protrude from the top of the pot, simply lift it off, wash thoroughly, and it's ready to be used again. The seedling would now have established a thicker stem and a more intricate root system which will enable it to fend for itself better in the wilds of the vege patch.
I find all my plants benefit from a regular feed with seaweed or a home made compost tea. Regular being at least once a week. The brassicas will also need a spray with "DIPEL" to deter the cabbage moth which is out and about in force this time of year, and I do keep the soil well mulched the keep in the moisture.