September 2014 Blog Posts (4)

The garden

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…

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Added by Sarah Walsh on September 27, 2014 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

election day activities

voted early last week so spent the morning gardening:)



the forecasted bad weather never eventuated and enjoyed a glorious sunny day. planted pip grown blackboy peach and apricot trees at home, dug out couch from saffron bed and buried Bokashi bucket contents & coffee grinds into one of the fallow beds earmarked for potatoes at the community garden.



transplanted self sown perpetual spinach, ragged jack kale and chamomile - all originally grown from seed Kali shared with… Continue

Added by Megan on September 20, 2014 at 7:28pm — No Comments

The food forest grows

Another mandarin - Burgess Scarlet, is added to the citrus family.

Then I start digging more…

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Added by Sarah Walsh on September 20, 2014 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

The start of a food forest...

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…

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Added by Sarah Walsh on September 20, 2014 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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