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2 months in the straw.


My straw bale garden. It’s 2 months old today and rocking along. in
it are 2 kinds of Chinese cabbage,  silver beet, kale and a sweet potato
for luck.

Growth is OK and pests are minimal. The white plastic bag on a stick
moves with the wind, creating movement and noise. It has successfully
frightened off the blackbirds and doves that were enjoying the free
feast. Cabbage moths seem to be kept away too. Maybe it’s the white.

The only pests of note are slugs, which seem to come from far and wide to dine.

This garden used 3 bales of pea straw, some compost, some old shade
cloth, sticks and nylon line, all of which I had lying around.

I think another is in order.

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