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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.

Gardening in small spaces
Gardening in small spaces

Gardening in small spaces

If you live in a unit with a balcony or a town house with a small court yard you can still grow herbs, vegies and fruit.

Pots and polystyrene boxes can be used in small spaces. With a little sunshine and premium potting mix an assortment of plants can be grown. With the polystyrene box make some holes in the base of the boxes to allow for drainage. Put some stones / pebbles in the holes of the pots and the base of boxes so the water may drain without soil leaching. Purchase quality potting mix like pot n peat. Healthy soil = healthy plants. Pots and boxes can be placed on feet for pots or garden / pot plant shelves.

Once you have all the materials plant out seasonal herbs and vegies, add colour with annuals and flowering plants. These flowering plants will attract good insects and pollinators. Dwarf fruit trees can be grown in pots. Climbers like beans, peas and passionfruit can be grown around vertical balcony railings. Worm farms can be used as they are clean and are self contained. Worm farms will take care of kitchen scraps and provide liquid fertiliser. Even a small pond can be created by using a medium to large pot which does not have a drainage hole. Fill with water add some aquatic plants, grow some water chestnut, keep native rainbow fish. The aquatic plants will act as filters and the rainbow fish will eat mosquito lava.

A small space can be made into a beautiful productive area.

 For more information see Small Gardens and Balcony Gardens

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