Sunday, August 25, 2013

Still getting the front yard in shape! Or, Permaculture, Part 428.

So, it's been quite an adventure, this permaculture gardening...  I am happy to say things have sprouted. Things have grown and things have died. We've also have our first harvest of lettuces, basil, oregano, swiss chard, peas, bush beans, cilantro, parsley, chilli peppers, more lettuce!, alpine currents, raspberries, "mini" strawberries, and a squash. Not sure why the pumpkin aren't doing so well. And I'm also far behind weeding duties. 

Here's the photo diary of our summer front yard garden:

Shelaine & Serena planting berries and tomatoes. June 23, 2013.
June 23, 2013.  Watering the garden. I wish we had our rain barrels installed!

July 3, 2013- the field pea border has sprouted!

July 3, 2013: Letteces & herbs are sprouting too!

July 7th, 2013. Taking shape!  & the primordial herb spiral waiting...

July 21, 2013. Things are really beginning to sprout! Pumpkins, beans, potatoes!

July 21, 2013. Unfortunately, the straw on the left sprouted, taking over the strawberry patch!
Always ask for non-seeded straw bales. : (

The peppers are doing well in the southwest corner. & Berries are making up our "hedgerow"

Look close! You can see peppers growing!

August 18, 2013~ Herb spiral build day!

Mike wants this to be the mother of all herb spirals. Okay then...

Cardboard edging on the spiral.

I'm hoping I've found enough bricks!

First tier of cardboard complete!

First tier of bricks laid out.

Lots of stamping gravel & sand base down!

Stamp! Stamp! Stamp!

As far as we got on the first day. Thanks Mike & Shelaine for helping make this happen!

& Voila! the 2013 herb spiral with the token lemon balm plant.

So, anyone wanna' let us raid their perrenial herbs?


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