A Tiny Life.

"A system of raised beds can be built by hand or with a mechanical digger, although only relatively small material can be incorporated into the beds when they are built without using machinery. As my experience has led me to favor bulky materials for constructing raised beds, diggers are indispensable for me. I use the digger to make a ditch 1 - 1.5m deep and around 1.5 - 2m wide. I carefully remove the humus layer and separate it. Then I place shrubs and trees along with their roots into the ditch. On top of that I loosely heap a mixture of earth, fine organic material and turf. Finally, I take the humus that was removed and place it over the bed….
Raised beds are suited to growing all kinds of vegetables: peas, beans, salad, tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, carrots, courgettes, pumpkins, potatoes and many others. The material breaking down in the centre of the bed provides the plants with plenty of nutrients and the plant growth will be lush.”-Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture

"A system of raised beds can be built by hand or with a mechanical digger, although only relatively small material can be incorporated into the beds when they are built without using machinery. As my experience has led me to favor bulky materials for constructing raised beds, diggers are indispensable for me. I use the digger to make a ditch 1 - 1.5m deep and around 1.5 - 2m wide. I carefully remove the humus layer and separate it. Then I place shrubs and trees along with their roots into the ditch. On top of that I loosely heap a mixture of earth, fine organic material and turf. Finally, I take the humus that was removed and place it over the bed….

Raised beds are suited to growing all kinds of vegetables: peas, beans, salad, tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, carrots, courgettes, pumpkins, potatoes and many others. The material breaking down in the centre of the bed provides the plants with plenty of nutrients and the plant growth will be lush.”

-Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture

Going to be building this aquaponic growbed in my precious 2 weeks before school! I’ve already assembled all the necessary materials. Now all there is to do is…to do it! Now you, dear reader, need only sit back and wait for the next installment! 

Going to be building this aquaponic growbed in my precious 2 weeks before school! I’ve already assembled all the necessary materials. Now all there is to do is…to do it! Now you, dear reader, need only sit back and wait for the next installment! 

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Plant of the Day
Saturday 10 May 2014

In this local garden at Wickham Bishops in Essex the lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis proves it has a rhizomatous stem as it follows the gaps in the paving! The plant will grow in semi or full shade and appreciates a moist root run. After flowering there are red berries. So sorry the blog does not do scent as this was amazing and must waft into the house.

I really visited to see the famous 250 foot long wisteria more of that tomorrow…

Jill Raggett

Unintentional beauty!

(via sakii-sh)

"Got Pallets? Hate weeding? Dont feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing! You can also place your pallet on the ground in a rocky location rather than a grassy area, this way you will not need the garden cloth to stop the weeds and grass comin through. Please be advised: Use raw wood pallets! Some that are shipped overseas may contain chemicals." - Source

"Got Pallets? Hate weeding? Dont feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing! You can also place your pallet on the ground in a rocky location rather than a grassy area, this way you will not need the garden cloth to stop the weeds and grass comin through. Please be advised: Use raw wood pallets! Some that are shipped overseas may contain chemicals." - Source