August in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening Australia – Subtropics and Warm Climates by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, self-sufficient living consultant, and healthy food advocate. August in the garden… A happy, exciting, and busy time ahead! Well, we still have one month to go but I can already feel the spring 😀 Birds are singing and building new nests, duck families are emerging and Mulberry is showing new growth. I hope that my article helps you to plan and organise your garden, and brings you one step closer to growing an abundance of food to become self-reliant sooner than later. Note: this is all based on my experience and… Read MoreContinue Reading
April – Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. April is the month when we start to feel Autumn, and we love it! The lower temperatures make gardening so much more enjoyable. The first winter seedlings are emerging out of the soil, and you can watch them grow, or at least some of them. Let’s have a look at the jobs that we usually do during this month. General jobs in April Sowing, planting, harvesting I am pretty sure that I forgot about a few, but if so, I will update the list during the month as I… Read MoreContinue Reading
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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Permaculture Gardening – How to Prepare Garden Beds after Harvest and before Planting It is definitely worth it to give your garden some love. The garden will love you back and the gifts you receive are priceless. I personally think that naturally homegrown food is one of the most valuable things which lead to a healthy and happy lifestyle. Our food forest is nearly six years old and needs only a little attention. However, there are always some jobs to do in the annual garden, which is zone one and zone two at our place. Taking care of the garden beds will ensure ongoing success in terms of growing food.… Read MoreContinue Reading