Last September I planted a large sunflower crop which was devoured before most of it could sprout. The few sprouts that did appear we nibbled off when there were only 2 leaves on the tiny plant. I’m sure the bandicoot loves sunflowers.
This year I’m trying again but first I put a bit more effort into preparing the bed. Because of the chickens, everything they might like (i.e. everything) gets a low fence. This should keep both hungry bandicoots and chickens out. I also added some horse manure, fertiliser and water crystals. I’m not giving the flowers a single reason to fail.
The before and after photos below don’t look like much but they hopefully are different enough to turn a total write-off into a great harvest.
I sowed a mixture of seeds harvested from some of my early successes (pre-bandicoot) and some given to me by Deb.
As it is on the verge of spring here, it is time to get all kinds of seeds and plants into the soil. I sowed thyme and chives seeds in a long pot. Red onions came out of the pot, went into the garden bed and new seeds went into pots (the 2 black ones). Finally, broccoli seeds were sown in the small round red pot and the large green square one.