Rain is forecast from today (Sunday) until mid week, so yesterday we made hay while the sun shone.
275 pots planted with tomato seeds (5 varieties), dill, basil, sage, amaranth, cucumber, squash, butternut, hubbard squash.
While 3 if us were busy with that, Superman and daughter tackled making potato planters based on these ones. We can fit about 6 of them along the wall on a brick paved area and at R699 a pop we had to make a plan for ourselves.
We have tried potatoes in tyres but they never yielded like expected and recently studies have shown that chemicals can leech from the tyres to the soil and thus potatoes so to err on the side of caution we were looking for a new way to do this making use of our paved areas.
We have grown potatoes in the main veggie beds too in the past and the yields are good, but they are in the ground for a long time, cannot be replanted there in the next 2 years and in our small space where we need to focus on intensive growing the new wooden frames seem like a win.
We shall see, we shall see.....