We rely heavily on our garden. It must produce. Here in Northern New Brunswick Canada (zone 4a) the growing season is quite short and there aren’t too many opportunities to make up for lost crops. Let us take you through the gardens and show you the techniques we have used to solve some of our problems.
Collecting rain from your roof in rain barrels is a great way to use a free resource to irrigate the garden. However, rain barrels can fill up within minutes during a rain event. Directing rain barrel overflow into a rain garden is one way to keep more water on your property for irrigation or to create more biodiversity.
[...] is the time to sow seeds and place transplants for nutritious fall vegetables Incorporate 4 to 6 inches of compost into the soil, or work in 2 pounds of a complete fertilizer per 100 square feet of bed. A good layer of organic mulch delays the need to weed again, conserves soil moisture and moderates soil temperatures.
Editor’s Note: This post is a good reminder to ensure you take good before, during and after photos as you implement projects! Case studies like this become an awesome portfolio for yourselves, and help people to see the practical potential in permaculture. It can be totally inspiring, and help get people moving on the ground! Case Study – Noela’s Garden, as installed by Geoff and Nadia Lawton This is a …