It seems ages ago since I posted about my plan to create a mini hugel bed in a pot for a tomato plant. However, the day has come.
I hope that the plastic sheet on top of the pot, weighed down with bricks, will prevent any unwelcome visits from rats. But it’s an experiment worth trying, considering bokashi solids and my own compost should feed the plant better than shop-bought compost. I did have to use a bit of the latter but only half as much as I would have, had the whole pot been filled with it.
Talking of bokashi solids, my original plan had been to move the compost bin before adding any to it. For better or worse, there is no available ground for it to be moved to, though. So, instead, I emptied the top half of the bin, put the bokashi solids in and then covered them up with the compost I’d taken out. Again, fingers crossed the rats don’t get wind of any delicious meals in that direction.
As if that wasn’t enough gardening for one day, I sowed two varieties of French bean (in the shed). One of these varieties is a borlotti type of bean, which will be interesting if it grows.
The cucumbers are germinating and so is one butternut squash plant (seed taken from the squash I bought in Saint-Malo), so it looks like I will be able to try the Three Sisters polyculture again this year.