I dream of an abundance of produce that takes little effort...welcome "THE NO BRAINER GARDEN" I have been thinking long and hard about this concept, what makes something a 'no brainer'? I think I have the answer. When we refer to the phrase 'its a no brainer' we are generally implying its easy, and requiring little or no thought so it goes without saying this is how Ross and I have come to feel about our AutoPot self watering system. Even tho I'm a bit of an earth Mother at heart the whole 'all too easy' thing has gripped me, don't get me wrong I still love my soil based gardens but what I have learnt over the last few years is that its a good thing to create several different ways of growing, and 'not wanting to put all my eggs in one basket' As an example, I was recently misguided enough to let my chooks out for a bit of a scratch and a run. I wasn't expecting them to head straight to my vege patch as soon as my back was turned to strip all my broccoli, I was gutted, those girls came very close to becoming chicken pie. Thank fully I had about 6 plants of broccoli growing in my autopots and just last night we had our first head of broccoli for dinner. Added to this I have started some very early beans in a 15 litre AutoPot. These will be ready for eating by mid November, long before my other garden beans are ready, so I get this extra feel good buzz from producing earlier in the season than I could possibly hope for in my soil gardens. This growing thing has gripped Ross too, even going so far as to offer up a challenge of who can grow the best tomato in the Autopot(bring it on I say) He thinks he has it in the bag (or pot) but I have a couple of tricks up my sleeve, so watch this space. There is nothing like someone offering me a challenge to really kick things up a notch or two. Back to the 'no brainer garden', this season we will be growing, tomato, chilli, aubergine, pepper, cucumber, zucchini, and of course bean.s All these veg are reproducers so it allows us to maximize the small space we use. There is always a bit of risk starting some of these summer plants too early, but I have a couple of cunning tricks to protect from unwanted frost and cold. In all honesty this would be more than enough produce for Ross and I, but I'm a bit of a squirrel and like storing away for winter plus nothing turns my crank more than being able to give produce away to friends and family, yip I'm hooked.
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I dream of a wilderness garden using my autopots and having an abundance of produce to use and share.