Meet the deep root growing wall. Here we have 40 bales activated with high nitrate organic solutions such as comfrey and nettle tea, coffee grounds, fish blood and pee… yes, fish blood and pee. Once activated they can be grown in directly, and will be planted up later with 40 different crops to see who likes the growing method best. Between the bales is lose, sandy soil for roots, in which carrots, parsnips, black scorzonera, radish and spring onions have already germinated nicely.
The smart thing about the system is that at the end of the season the bales will be compost that is pulled across the beds as a winter mulch. This exposes many roots for winter eating that can be removed without damage or digging, just like a picking them off the shelf!