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The main focus for our blog is to pass on information and tips about growing food using Permaculture methods, to help vegetable garden owners take responsibility for their garden and their own backyards allowing them to supplement their diet with real whole foods grown by themselves in a fully supported and natural way.


Spring in 2016

Spring 2016

New growth is abundant now. Flowering Aplle Tree
Many shrubs and fruit trees are in flower. Early fruiting trees include loquats and mulberries. Fruit is forming on stones fruits, figs and guavas while flowering fruit trees include cherries, apples, pears, macadamia, pecan, citrus and pomegranate. Vine fruits, grapes and kiwi will have lots of new growth.

Flowering trees can be mulched with compost and lucerne.
The compost provides goods nutrients and the lucerne allows moisture to be retained in the soil over the dry periods of summer. Fruits trees can have some of the fruits pinched out. Fruit trees should have organic fruit fly traps hanging on a branch, organic tree bands placed around trunks and netting. Always pick up any dropped fruit and depose of it before fruit fly attacks it.

Plant lots of flowering plants in the garden
Including:

  • Geraniums
  • lavender
  • daisies
  • sage
  • salvia Native Stingless Beehive
All of these shrubs will provide beauty and attract pollinators to the garden.
Native bees and honey bees will help pollinate fruit tree flowers which will mean more fruit.

Water regularly, drip irrigation is very effective way to water.

Liquid fertiliser is good for the foliage and can be sprayed on with a mix of water and worm juice.

Plant sunflowers, pumpkin, lettuce, spinach, corn, potatoes, tomatoes and herbs.

Always plant into good soil which means adding compost and organic fertilisers. Healthy soil = healthy plants = healthy diet.

 

Banded Trees Figs Forming  Loquat Fruit  Nectarines Forming
Stunning Waratah Organic Fruit Fly Trap Banded Tree Cotton Lavendar

For additional spring planting see under heading seasonal tasks spring / summer.

 

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