I am finally starting to produce food in my garden with absolutely no labour required – thanks to the beauty of perennials. Perennials are the staples of the food forest – you plant them once, then harvest them year after year with a minimal of effort required. As long as the soil is healthy, fullContinue reading “Perennials: Food For No Work”
A few weeks ago I sowed some spinach seeds in a sheltered corner of the garden. The results show how different conditions produce very different results. Greens thrive when the soil is constantly moist. Although this is a relatively sheltered corner it still gets a good dose of hot sun in the late afternoon, notContinue reading “The Toilet Wicking Bed”
When I Googled ‘how many acres of lawn in Australia?’, I found what seemed like hundreds of websites dedicated to lawn love: what kind of grass makes the best lawn; how to make your lawn drought tolerant / weed-free / spectacular; how to lay turf; and even, disturbingly, the glorious wonders of fake lawn. EverythingContinue reading “From Lawn To Habitat”
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