Permaculture Garden Update!Posted: April 17, 2015 Filed under: Gardening, Going Green; How and Why... 1 Comment
As many of you know, it’s been a challenging year, 5 eye surgeries. I’m finally able to get back to all my regular activates; yoga, gardening, driving at night!! Yipeee!
I would not have been able to have a garden this year if it wasn’t for the incredible support of my Permaculture Group here in Jacksonville! Easiest, low labor (after the install) way I have ever gardened. I will also soon have a solar water distiller on the back patio!
This was the install, 10/14/14 Today, 4/17/2015
The collards I have let bolt so I will have seeds next year, I am in the middle of picking and freezing them. I have Romaine, pineapple, Swiss chard, tomatoes, scallions, turmeric, ginger, sweet potatoes, dill, basil, kale, broccoli.
I’m still growing some things in sub-irrigated buckets that I build. Here is a 4 1/2 year old kale and Swiss chard. Lettuces were just planted in the barrels, along with a lot of herbs.
New install off of the back porch, foreground will be tomatoes, herbs. Larger space will be greens. Right now the dandelions are growing in it and all over the yard in back of it. I just planted a lot of greens; kale, Swiss chard, spinach, beets.
The amazingly beautiful ornamental ginger did not make it through the hard freeze this year.
So I planted real ginger, and turmeric! It’ll be just a beautiful AND I can eat it!
Here is at the back of the kitchen garden, I am amending the soil here, adding compost from the juicer (it is dry enough to be able to go straight into the garden, along with coffee grounds and pot liquor.
Way to go Millie!