Seed Balls

We’re experimenting with the Fukuoka method and have planted seed balls of different kinds, throughout October to grow over winter.  We made seed balls with a mix of clay and well rotted manure and placed them under the straw.  I tried throwing them out, but they just all sat on top of the straw, which didn’t seem like a very good idea.

There are three different kinds in separate patches in the area by the pool that’s bramble free.  (Thank you Mario for the weeding.)

Group 1:

  • carrots
  • lettuce
  • bush beans
  • kale
  • cabbage
  • radish
  • onions

Group 2:

  • spinach
  • peas
  • bush beans
  • coriander
  • turnips

Group 3:

  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • onions
  • beetroot
  • musrard

On the lower terrace we planted various mixes of:

  • turnip
  • cabbage
  • kale
  • mooli
  • daikon
  • peas
  • broad beans
  • coriander
  • spinach
  • chard
  • cavelo nero
  • rocket
  • lambs lettuce

On the mid terrace we planted a mix of:

  • onions
  • bush beans
  • turnips
  • peas
  • cabbage
  • spinach
  • radish

On the upper terrace we planted (on 13th November):

  • peas
  • lettuce
  • chard
  • turnips

The beans came up within a week or so and are doing well.  Other seeds have germinated too, but I’m not sure what they are yet.  I’m fairly sure some of them are radishes.  We’ve still got lots more balls to make and sow!

 

 

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