Successive Planting

The new potatoes are just about gone for the year and that leaves the soil bare. This is bad because rain will wash nutrients down into the ground, therefore it’s good to have something growing all the time. In the picture you’ll find six new rows of spinach ready to take over from the potatoes. This is known as successive planting, and spinach was something that would still grow according to my sowing calender. It doesn’t have to be edible plants, you can also plant something to be used as green manure. When your green manure dies later on you’ll have to compost it to enrich your soil making it possible to grower better vegetables later. By the way, raw spinach is very good with banana and water blended into a smoothie – yum! 😀

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