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A chance to learn-Permablitz post 3 of 4

My Permablitz experience continued. I was interested to see the hugelkultur. Long term blog readers may recall that I built one in my own garden last May – you can refer to the blog post story here – so I … Continue reading

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A chance to learn-Permablitz post 1 of 4

When I say Permablitz, I realise some readers will not be familiar with this word. It has arisen from Permaculture philosophy and practices and refers to an activity in someone’s garden when a team of volunteers arrive to help make … Continue reading

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Silver beet

How large can a leaf of silver beet grow?  Months ago I wrote about establishing a hugelkultur garden.  In that space I planted, over time, an assortment of vegetables as an experiment. I am delighted to say the feverfew, garlic, … Continue reading

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Planting my hugelkultur – garlic, lettuce and silver beet

Weeks ago, before the lockdown, I spent a glorious day at the Koonya garlic festival. While there I purchased garlic bulbs and reserved some for planting. Recently I have wanted to plant them where the colourful cosmos plants were still … Continue reading

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Hugelkultur in my back yard

When K talked about hugelkultur as she built her garden beds (refer here) I googled and read more. My understanding is that a mound is built with layers of vegetation which will gradually deteriorate and provide nutrients for plants above. … Continue reading

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From garden planning to garden building

A few weeks ago I showed you the development work which was underway in part of K’s garden in this blog post. A great deal of work has been undertaken since and recent photos tell a great story of progress. … Continue reading

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