Monday, 30 January 2017

January 2017 (2)

The climbing beans in this photo were planted in stages.  The ones at the back were put into the ground about a month before the others so they could established themselves before being shaded from the sun.   This strategy also extends the harvest by a few weeks.
This Ecobed has a water tank capacity of about 250 litres, and when the plants are fully mature, transpiration and growth will use about 50 litres a day.  Fortunately none of my other 3 beds are growing plants as thirsty as this or I could exhaust my supply of rainwater.