"Wow, I checked out the "water tube" tree guards. They look amazing! I love that they protect the trees from chooks etc, provide a drip-type water system to the tree roots, protect them from extreme heat, wind etc. Do you think the normal…"
"My you have been busy.......Asparagus is a great option, you do have to be patient and not harvest it in the first year. That needs to go in now. Garlic is another option. Otherwise globe artichokes look cool but take up a bit of space.
"Thanks for the advice. We've built one bed and haven't yet had time to fence off the whole vegie garden area (we'll probably have 4 beds altogether), so we've temporarily got the moveable wire pet enclosure sitting on top of the…"
"I agree about the chickens.....definately need to be supervised! Unless you have a massive, established garden with only 2-3 chooks. Made that mistake in my current garden and they definately hindered my progress and dissimated seed beds and ate ALL…"
"I checked out www.booko.com.au (tells you the cheapest online price for any book, in AUD, including postage) and they're saying you can get it most cheaply from The Book Depository in the US for only $21.54 AUD (delivered)."
"I'm hoping to put one tree about 1-2 metres from the back corner of the house on the northern side, so that would be deciduous. And another on the western corner on the house - there would only be about a 2m gap between the house and the…"
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We've just moved to a new rental property with a decent sized yard and a landlord who WANTS us to do sustainability stuff such as chooks and vegies! We're complete novices with SO much to learn. It's especially scary starting from scratch on someone else's land. We want to have a mostly "edible garden" but are starting from scratch with no design experience!
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Hi Karen - welcome to Ooooby, Gosh sounds like you have found the perfect landlord!! I too live in Newcastle and rented for many years, hated it, wasn't allowed to do ANYTHING. Now have our own small place, a couple of our neighbours keep chickens, I'm away too much to consider it. Good luck with the new garden and your chooks, I'm sure you'll find all the help you need.