Notes from our gathering on March 30th
by Wendy Smith
Lou discussing different supports for row covers. Photo: Anna Sullivan
The row cover system can used lots of different ways: veggie netting to protect from fruit fly, cabbage moth or white butterfly, etc; builders plastic to create a mini hot house to extend the warmer season (starting tomatoes, beans and corn at the end of August!); or shade cloth to protect coriander from the heat. As Lou mentioned, keeping your growing bed area to a standard size enables you to use the same set-up across all beds and for all sorts of protection.
What crop protection methods do you use in your garden?
Getting an early start to the season with hoops. Photo: Lou bull
When: Wednesday March 30th 2016, from 6:30pm, Thurgoona
Come to this gathering to share your ideas on how you:
- protect your crops from various elements
- use heating or housing to propagate seedlings
- use netting for crop protecting and/or shading
- use hot housing to extend seasons or grow plants from other climates
We will have the seed bank available. Continue reading