Winter gardening: Slug biosphere

Slug Biosphere

For several weeks The Man had a fairly innovative structure set up in the back yard to protect his kayak while he sanded and varnished it. Last weekend he towed his kayak back down to the beach.

I’ve claimed all his materials – flexible tent poles from our former tent, clothespins and large plastic sheets – to make cloches for two of my garden beds. One has pac choi and several types of lettuce and the other has spinach and kale. Normally kale can survive outside, except that I want to protect the spinach and can’t make the cover any smaller.

I also have another bed of fava beans and spinach coming up. I am going to be checking these regularly to ensure that they stay warm and dry enough. Just now I went in to pick lettuce, and I noticed a definite difference in temperature between the inside and the outside air…we will see how things progress in the next few months.

Fava beans and spinach

Baby spinach and kale will keep the slugs fed all winter.

About Chrystal

This blog is my online journal to keep track of what is going on in different parts of the garden, different times of the year.
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