How I Grow Veges Organically in Crates
by Janet S
(Canterbury Kent England)
Stock photo of a fleece cover - they work very well
l'm new to this site so l thought l'd post a note about how l manage my small veggie growing efforts organically.
l grow everything in raised removal crates and cover each crate with mesh bags that have a pull tight rope at the bottom which are secured with a pull toggle so the insects cannot get to my precious veggies. There are only 2 of us here so l can grow enough fruit and veg and salad to last us all summer and usually have a few gluts of dwarf beans and leeks etc that l can store in the freezer for use in the winter time too. l've had very good results with this protected growing and at the end of the season l wash the mesh bags and mend any tears etc ready for the spring. l grow my lettuces in a cold frame so they are protected too. l've even grown melons in my greenhouse :)