The aim of the colour garden is to cultivate plants – among other things – for illustrative purposes, for use in workshops and trainings and for exchange with other gardens. We use a mixture of good seed compost and local soil (in the ratio 1: 3) as well as wood ash and pieces of charred wood. Until the greenhouse will be finished, we use simple egg carton and a glass box.
The egg carton is cut to the size of the box. The mixed sowing soil is filled up to the ridge between the planting slots.
The green bowl of the glass box is filled with rain water, the egg carton with the soil is placed inside. Then the planting holes are set. The different planting depths of seeds have to be taken in consideration.
The small plants are distributed on the bed and it is mulched with straw or dried grass.
The advantage of the egg carton is easy handling. The plants do not have to be separated and transportation is easy. The box can also be planted at the destination, result: no shock of transplanting for the plants. Weaker plants (e.g. lettuce) should be planted with modified carton boxes. The basement of each slot is opened a little with a cutter before filled with soil.