Bed preparation

The original soil of this block was already quite fertile, thanks to the fact (as a neighbour pointed out) that it is on the Sturt River floodplain, and quite likely was occupied by market gardens in the earlier part of the 20th century, before surburbia encroached on this land. A generous addition of compost, some organic fertiliser, some gypsum, rock phosphate, and rock dust (all certified organic), and a lot of hard work in shaping the beds, and hey presto! A vacant block turned into a productive, edible landscape, nestled in amongst the surrounding houses. Can’t wait to see what it grows!

Marking out the beds, while Steven tries to take a photo of the willy wagtail.

Marking out the beds, while Steven tries to take a photo of the willy wagtail.

 

Nice neat beds, ready for planting.

Nice neat beds, ready for planting.

 

 

Finished gates (thanks Brett!) and fertile soil

Finished gates (thanks Brett!) and fertile soil

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