Below is the West Coast Garden Tour 2020.
This year I’ve been practising succession planting.
So when I pull something out when it’s done producing, I plant something in its place.
Not sure how it’s all going to turn out, but it’s more fun than leaving the soil bare.
This year I started all my plants from seeds.
Either seed that I collected last year, or old seeds I had and I bought a few seeds this year from Salt Spring Island Seeds.
I liked the fact that they were organic and local and all the seeds have done well here as it’s a similar climate.
One plant that I won’t start in the greenhouse next year is the beans.
Because it was warm and moist they got a little rust on them so I had to cull a few.
So once I planted the seedlings I also planted some seeds directly into the garden and the seeds grew just as fast and big as the ones I started from the seedling.
Next year… directly into the garden.
As I mentioned in the video all the orange netting is to keep out the quail and in the greenhouse, you will see it at the bottom of the tomato plants inside the bucket rings.
The quail get inside and snuggle in exposing the roots.
It’s not enough they have the rest of the greenhouse to play in. 🙂
You will also notice that I put the bark chips mulch around the blueberries as well because of the mulch holding the moisture in the soil.
The blueberries love it and I’ve found I don’t have to water them as often.
Here is the link to information about the hugelkultur bed that I mentioned in the video.
If you have any questions after you watch the video just put them into the comments and I’ll answer them.
I love your garden tour and look forward to it every year. Each year I pick up a few more pointers on what works and what doesn’t . This year I planted my scarlet runner beans in a row against a fence of chicken wire instead of letting them climb up a tripod of poles . I got the idea from you and we have the best beans ever with no beans hiding in the middle of bushes.
Once again a big thank you!