Cash Crop Plot

This is an east facing strip of land that was the site of a woodshed. It's been fallow the last couple of months, with rabbit hutches placed on it to add a bit of manure.

I've used old hay bales to section off the garden into three bays, that way once the cash crop is in, I can spread some clear plastic across the top and stake it to create a mini "greenhouse" effect on the seedlings.

The cash crop is going to be "Abe Lincoln" tomatoes, with basil as a companion plant for it. What I'm aiming for is to harvest at least 10kg of fruit per plant (should work out to about 42 tomatoes each), with a brix reading of 15+

The tomato seeds went into the greenhouse yesterday, they are placed in peat pots filled with a dirt/compost mix and watered with rain water and water we have saved from boiling eggs (so high in calcium bicarbonate)

Garden progress

Current plantings in garden

Suggestioned companions

cayenne pepper cheongyang chili pepper fuji apple green zebra tomato indian mustard peperoncini pomegranate squash

Previously planted in this garden

Nothing has been planted here.

photo of this garden

About this garden

Owner: Mordae

Location: Paeroa, New Zealand

Area: 18.0 square metres

Mordae's gardens