Well...we were so chuff with our raised veg beds, that we just gazed at them for a couple of weeks with nothing in them (we were supervising the Alpacas' love-lives every night, and then getting showered in spit during subsequent spit-offs!!).
We finally got motivated and bought seedlings to plant. The beds looked lovely with little seedlings carefully planted (strawberries, snowpeas, capsicum, tomatoes, spinach, corn, bok choy, lettuce, caulies and broccoli) in little rows. I carefully dusted the little darlings, talked to them and left them in the heat after a good watering.
The next day they were all bloody gone! Like an idiot, I thought that the beds would protect them from the rabbits and possums, but didn't think about the 'turbo chickens'! The little S****'s jumped up into the bed and pecked out all of the seedlings. Turbo's are Tasmanian Native Hens and can run fast, hence their name, they can hit 48kph!!
They even pecked off the capsicum and the Jalapenos!! Well, some of them would have sore bottoms the next day, there was diahorrea all over the floor next to the beds LOL!!
So then, on the next trip to town, I had to buy netting and more seedlings. I re-planted with the help of Daughter and Husband, then netted every bed. Today I have been weeding and dusting...this is where we are at...
|Broccoli & Cauliflowers|
|Bok Choy & Lettuce|