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Heaps of food

Wednesday, 24 Sep 08 Rainy 15°C / 59°F

This one haybale has produced several meals-worth of green leafy vegie. The tatsoi has now bolted with the warmer weather and is attracting loads of bees to the garden, who are also busy in the plum tree.

The cos lettuce is producing like crazy – we are harvesting leaves twice a week for salad at the moment. It also seems to be completely slug and snail proof (knock on wood).

A successful experiment that has now expanded to a total of 9 bales.


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Day 129

Hay bale experiment

Orchard garden


  • rockabella9

    rockabella9 wrote:

    Hi Cricketk, interesting experiment. Does the haybale keep warm even during winter?

    Posted on 25 Sep 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • glittertrash

    glittertrash wrote:

    Awesome, that’s so great to hear. What a useful trick for people with limited space or without the resources to dig whole new garden beds for a given season!

    Posted on 25 Sep 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • cricketk

    cricketk wrote:

    @ Rockabella. Well – it’s fine for a Perth winter – 14-16 degrees celcius maximum temperatures and above freezing for minimum temperatures. I had absolutely no difficulties growing winter leafy greens and expect to continue with this until our “keep the dog out of the vegie garden” infrastructure is complete. At the current rate, that will be in about 9 months!

    Posted on 24 Oct 08 (over 6 years ago)

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