Well, now that we are at the end of December, my garden is finally starting to take off :) I started planting Labour weekend, but everything I planted failed to grow and some things were taken out by the thousands of little slugs I have living in my woodchips. After talking to friends, I think the plants failed to grow because the ground was covered with mulch and took longer to warm up. Plus the garden is exposed to the sou-wester winds, soil is a bit compacted etc etc. Next year I will…Continue
Posted on December 31, 2014 at 10:45am
So, after getting the food forest started, it was time to start on the vege garden. First I layed that old carpet and underfelt all over the ground in the backyard to kill off the grass. I had hoped it would kill off the grass completely by September when I planned to start double digging, but by the end of August the grass was brown and in some places it had decomposed, but…Continue
Posted on September 27, 2014 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments
Well, we have finally moved, and I have a Lot more room to play with. Half an acre, in fact.
While we were still house hunting I started watching videos about permaculture orchards and gardens on Youtube and stumbled across a new idea (well, new to me) called 'Food Forests'. The idea is, instead of planting fruit trees with grass or maybe a herbal ley underneath, you plant all the layers you find in a forest: tall trees, short trees, shrubs, vines, ground cover, root crops. You also…Continue
Posted on September 20, 2014 at 2:49pm
I have my potatoes in tyres and beans climbing flax flower stems.
I've planted squash next to some corn with the idea that they can grow down between them.…
Posted on November 24, 2010 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments