I had a very productive 1 1/2 hours in the garden today - or at least it felt that way as I got a couple of little jobs done that have been nagging me for a while.
First I ran wire from the berry canes to the fence that is to be their support.
|Raspberry - this one has 5 runners.|
I then fertilised them with weed tea. I did the other fruit plants last week.
I make my weed tea by fermenting all the invasive weeds and those with seeds in an old Esky that has lost its insulating ability (not surprising given that it is over 40 years old, genuine vintage!). This is a great container for this purpose as it seals well and has a drain hole to make it easier to empty. Look out for one (even a more modern plastic one) at your local tip shop!
|The Esky Fermenter - I grew up with this being our fridge every holidays.|
|The fermenting contents - newly started. I am putting my 'suspect' fruit fly infected passionfruit in as well.|
|A real fermenter - for home brew!|