The first week in July and already our vegetable garden is producing an abundance of tasty food. Nina’s medlar has settled in nicely. Everything is mulched to hold moisture and suppress those volunteer plants. We seem to have no pests eating anything as Nina carefully chose where to position plants to benefit one another and exploit those niches…
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Tagged Abundance, Beneficial Insect Plants, Companion Planting, Food, Fruit, Medlar, Mulch, Norfolk, Patch, Veg
More seed planting, bringing in more manure and the first signs of blossom on the new trees. We were also donated a plastic pond which was an addition to the bath in the vegetable garden – great for attracting pest predators..
Our vegetable garden was made purely with what we could find mostly for free. We gathered lots of cardboard to sheet mulch with. We then collected hazel from the hedge rows on our lane and began to weave some raised beds. We found more old fence posts and marked out our area – nice and close to the van and the shipping container. On freecycle we came across as much rotten horse poo as we needed and we mixed that with comfrey. It wasn’t long before we had our first packs of biodynamic seeds from Stormy Hall Seeds and were planting them. A gate and some chicken wire kept out the deer and rabbits and we were away…
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Tagged Biodynamic, Food, Hazel, Mulch, Raised Beds, Seeds, Skipping, Solutions, Veg, Weave