Hi guys 🙂 Here some update from one of my gardens. It is about 1 1/2 years old so not old at all. I got three of them but this one is in focus now. Trying to create a permaculture food forest. Today just wanting to share with you what is happening here at the moment. I hope you like it.
For all who asked about the measurements of our smokehouse, please see below. It is just a quick drawing to give you the idea about how we have done it. I hope it helps 🙂 Cheers
The fire place which you can see on the left is bigger than you would usually need for a smokehouse but we use it as a wood fired BBQ as well so it works for us very good both ways.
Here again the link to the video how we built the smokehouse, how we prepare the meat for the slow smoking and a sneak peek of the smoking process.
Most of the food we grow require reach and well drained soil. Therefore the best way to grow it are raised garden beds. The materials we use to build them are either recycled materials or they come from our property.
Never use treated timber to build your veggie patch. It is full of harmful chemicals and this s the last thing you want to have in your veggie patch.
- Card boards
- Different kind of mulch, straw or hay. It can be fresh.
- Aged mulch mixed with chicken or horse manure and some wood ash
- Some potting or soil mix on top
- use fresh/raw manure only while building a new garden bed
- use composted manure before sowing, planting or if you want to fertilize your plants; the raw/fresh manure is very concentrated and can burn your plants or seeds
- IMPORTANT! Never use a raw/fresh manure as a surface application on already growing plants or veggies. The fresh manure may still contain active bacteria which can contaminate your veggies and cause some human disease…. Proper composting will kill these bacteria
- If you decide to use fresh manure on already growing plants, the best way to do it is to dilute it in water, leave it for few days and water your garden beds pouring the water strait into the soil and NOT over the plants.
- always wash your hands after you are finished with your gardening
Finished veggie patch made of pallets. I also closed the gaps with some old skirtings from our local recycling centre shop.
New start of a new plant bed. Made from old trees from our property.
Raised garden beds made from an old tree.
Veggie patch made from old trees.
Veggie patch made from an old garage door. Paid just few $ for the whole garage door at our local recycling centre shop.