First planting

Thanks to the beautiful weather we’ve had – a combination of lots of rain with sunny days in between, we were able to plant out into perfect soil (even if we did need to wear gumboots and raincoats!). We don’t have the irrigation system set up yet, so are still dependent on the rain to water the seedlings in, which so far has gone in our favour. The first planting marks a momentous beginning to what we hope will be a long and fruitful adventure in urban farming in Adelaide.

The first lettuces in the ground

The first lettuces in the ground

Many hands make light work on planting day

Many hands make light work on planting day

Oliver lending a helping hand

Oliver lending a helping hand

Transplanting fennel

Transplanting fennel

Mixed lettuces

Mixed lettuces

A few more rows to go!

A few more rows to go!

Happy rows of vegetables

Happy rows of vegetables

By using Eliot Coleman’s system of production (a big thanks to Joyce and Michael from Allsun farm and Di Bickford from Bickleigh Vale Farm for teaching us the ways of the force), we hope to achieve high yields from the small space we’ve got, maximising the potential of this land for providing fresh, local vegetables straight from the suburbs.

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4 thoughts on “First planting

  1. Great work! Very impressed with the hours of hard work that have got you to this point. Everything looks very healthy. I’m interested to know whether you have bought the block, or are “borrowing” it from the owner? If borrowed, how long will you have access to it?

  2. Fantastic!!! Can’t wait to see how it all looks in a few weeks time. Brimming with yummy goodness I imagine! Keep up the great work and keep those pics coming. Cheers! Jan

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