Sunday, 6 December 2009

The first planting - garlic, onion and nettle tea

On November 28th, we planted 100 garlic cloves (5 varieties) and about 60 onion bulbs into our bed number 2. Angela came down for the occasion and gave us a hand (thanks!). On the 29th we cut a bunch of nettles and put them in a bin, filled it with water, and covered it. In a few weeks time, we'll have potent nettle tea to feed our plants with.

We've decided to try the square foot method, which will allow us to plant densely, keep out the weeds, and surround the bulbs with their companions. Every other square is an allium and in between will be plants such as beetroot, carrots, lettuce, purple sprouting broccoli, and chamomile.

More pictures of the beds..

12 bags of rotted manure from the homestead...

Kelsey came by to give us a hand digging

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Pictures from the past few months

The Shed - with our little stove - cuppa tea?

In the beginning: strimmed land and one big dig

Removing all that top soil. Dumping it on our neighbor's plot...


Laying out the paths and getting covered in muck

Starting the big build!

That's right, smile through your fear!


Work day!

Michal cutting stakes

Thank you Sam and your power drill.

The finished product! Now what to do about all that top soil...

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

plot 14

the fateful sign....

between a railway and a hard place..

step one...measuring the plot