Bring on the summer garden
Or something in between, you never know 🙂
Sun, heat, and a little rain
Your plants need extra water. If you don't water regularly, your sown seeds won't sprout, and your seedlings won't grow much.
A Planty Garden needs 80% less water than a regular vegetable garden.
Read all about watering in a Planty Garden.
Can you mess up a Planty Garden?
I've put together 10 things that make the difference between success and failure. On top of that, you'll see how I started out - and what I've learned since.
What is a real Planty Garden - and what isn't?
Snail alert 🐌🐌🐌
They all have one thing in common: they're hungry. And their favorite meals are in your garden boxes.
Fortunately, there's a lot you can do about it. For example, you can easily move your MM-minis out of reach. Slugs and snails have a harder time climbing up a table or pallet.
The MM-airbak also fits perfectly on a little table:
Start on this page.
Unfortunately, our slug fence is already sold out. It's too bad, because it's pretty much the only thing that really keeps slugs and snails out of your garden boxes.
The only issue was putting it together: assembly was a bit of a challenge. So we went back to the drawing board. We're working on a new version but it's taking more time than we expected.
So, I'm making do with all the other tips and tricks too, for now 😐
Going on vacation?
But when you do go, what do you do with your garden boxes?
Tips for your garden before you go on vacation.
So, that's it for today
So, enjoy the beautiful weather and keep on harvesting. Be ruthless about clearing out old plants and make room for something new.
Normally, now's the time I'd replace my snow peas with climbing zucchinis or cucumbers. But it stayed cold for so long this year that my peas are still producing pods.
Now they're just waiting patiently for me to pick them:
In the next newsletter, I'll talk about critters: the ones we love and the ones we don't. And about how to keep your summer vegetables in top shape.