Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Week 3 - Strawberries

At Mitre 10 the boys saw some very healthy strawberry plants for a very reasonable price. These are a very rewarding crop and are fun to grow too! It was decided that the best place to plant them was around the base of the Green Cone system. Warm, sunny and VERY rich soil.

We will be planting more strawberry plants over the next few weeks - so the fruit can be enjoyed for a longer period of time.

More about the Green Cone System if anyone is interested:
This system is what the manufacturers call a “solar-powered” digester. If situated in a sunny part of your garden the Green Cone system will work 365 days of the year, using heat from the sun it creates a trap of circulating air that increases the bacteria growth – thereby digesting the scraps quickly and turning it into a rich soil conditioner.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Opua School! We learnt so much from your very informative report about cooking your quiche. We are now looking at your story about the strawberries and we are interested in knowing about what the green cone system is, as seen in your photo... What is it?