If I started over I would begin with a read of Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway. I would then map my property on a topographic map to verify surveyed contour and the overlay my garden plans on that. The design would be a south facing U-shaped sun trap with swales on contours. I did not start that way but I
Permaculture Principle 7: Design from patterns to details Just from what I can remember here is a list of food that immediately comes to mind from the spring, summer and fall harvests of 2013. Just a quick note that annual refers to plants that grow and die in one season and perennials live for many growing seasons.
“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries.” Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA Hugelkultur, Wood Core gardens, woody beds, hugel beds, whatever you wish to call it this is what it looks like but don’t ask Sepp Holzer if that fits his definition.
As summer comes to a close even a long close at that it’s important to capture what’s been growing this year because we’re in full production. The lot is small and the total growing space is just about 1,200 square feet or a little less than a quarter acre. With a lot of reading, trial and error (lots of errors)
The way to pick the best tasting raspberries is to grow your own. It’s is so much easier than you think and the raspberries do a great job of propagating to the point tat one good patch will yield many more. I began planting raspberry root plants in spring 2010 and the first harvest came in 2011. Watch the video
This episode is dedicated to my sister who said she watches these things. Not sure if she was just being nice but it gave me a good excuse to film all the productive gardens in mid June. There are a lot of things growing and ready for harvesting and this year’s gardening will be one to top the previous 4
This video is a follow up to Episode -174- on Making swales and how they can be used to hold water and grow food. The video shows what the backyard looked like a year ago and some of the bare patches are evident but it was much worse. When it rained it was dangerous to walk down the steep incline