February – Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

February – Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. February is one of the hottest months in our subtropical parts of Australia. Hot and humid! We are thankful for every single drop of rain and appreciate the food we are harvesting at this time of the year, and there is plenty to harvest! We are not running out of jobs in the garden, however, we are limiting the work to the early morning and very late afternoon hours. Additional to the summer gardening jobs described in my post here, February is the month when I prune all sorts… Read More

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Permaculture Gardening – Keyhole Garden

Permaculture Gardening – Keyhole Garden recommended by Ewa Bekiesch – certified Permaculture designer and educator, sustainable living consultant – Permaculture Haven An amazing all-in-one solution. Great for any size of the garden. Perfect for small-size backyards and gardening with kids as it can be built at a different height depending on your needs. The keyhole garden is a combination of a compost bin and a raised garden bed where both complement each other perfectly. The compost bin is functioning like any other compost bin and should be treated like that. However, no need to remove the compost Think about keeping the right balance of TWO parts of brown material: ONE… Read More

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January – Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

January – Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture sustainable living designer, consultant, and healthy food advocate. The summer is here. This is the time when we try to slow down mostly because of the high temperatures during the day. However, there are still some jobs you can do if you love your green space and if you want to harvest all year round! I have prepared a list for you below and I am aware that this might be just a fraction of what is possible in January in subtropics. I have purposely limited it to the edibles I have in my food forest and got… Read More

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December in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

December in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. Summer is here! Hot and humid days are going to be our companions for the next three months or so with more or less rain however, this doesn’t stop us from producing healthy and delicious food! There is no “food-growing brake” in a self-sufficient homestead. Firstly because we love naturally grown food without any additives, and secondly because there are many different foods that are happily growing during this time of the year. This article might give you some ideas about what can be done, sown, planted,… Read More

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November in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

November is the month when we can literally watch the food grow. The winter crop is gone, the last cabbages are transformed into sauerkraut and we concentrate on cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, capsicums, and co.
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October in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

October in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. We do sell some of our food forest plants and seeds online through our website. You will find the link below. The days are longer, temperatures are higher, and Mulberries and strawberries are having ripening competition 😀 October is also the time of the year when we need to protect our ripening nectarines, peaches and co. This article might give you some ideas about what can be done, sawn, planted, and harvested in the garden in October in subtropical parts of Australia. Note: this is all based… Read More

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September in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

This article might give you some ideas about what can be done, sawn, planted, and harvested in the garden in September in subtropical parts of Australia. Note: this is all based on my experience and our work in the food forest. Feel free to comment below if you would like to add or ask something.

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July – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

July – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. We are pretty much in the middle of our subtropical winter. It feels to me like this is the perfect time for reflection. Reflection and appreciation about what is important to us and what we can do to maintain, or improve it. Strolling through the garden while enjoying the warming sunrays, meditating, sitting around the fire, enjoying the time with your loved ones, with the garden, and with yourself. I personally think that garden is a perfect place to reflect, meditate, and create while feeling the connection to… Read More

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June – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

June – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. June is the first winter month in the southern hemisphere. Sitting around a fire at night and appreciating the warming sun rays during the day make the time of the year very enjoyable. It is also the time when we grow and start to harvest our winter crop. The ‘summer bugs’ are nearly gone, and radishes, brassicas, and other subtropical winter veggies are thriving! June is also a good time to extend the growing beds or to build new garden beds. I got two favorites. Very easy to… Read More

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May – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

We are in the middle of the subtropical autumn. The very first “cold-weather” greens and veggies are ready for harvest. Others are starting to compete with each other and with the self-seeded ones which are also trying to claim some space in the garden bed and around, and I love it! Food everywhere 😀

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