March – Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

March – Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. March is the month when we get busy! Very busy! Even though it still feels like summer, we do have autumn. The winter sowing and planting have started and I am excited about it! I also look forward to the following weeks when I can spend more time in the garden. The summer heat and humidity didn’t make it very easy lately. General jobs in March Note: This is the monthly edition. If you haven’t read my ‘Autumn Gardening Jobs’ article yet, start there: Autumn – Permaculture Food Gardening… Read More

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October in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Australia

October in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. The days are longer, temperatures are higher, and Mulberries and strawberries are having a ripening competition. October is also the time when we need to protect our ripening nectarines, peaches, blueberries, and co. This article might give you some ideas about what can be done, sown, planted, and harvested in the garden in October in warm and subtropical parts of Australia. Note: this article is based on my experience and the work I do in the food forest. Feel free to comment below if you would like to… Read More

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June – Permaculture Food Gardening Australia – Subtropics and Warm Climate

June – Permaculture Food Gardening Australia – Subtropics and Warm Climate by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. June is also a good time to extend the growing beds or to build new garden beds. I got two favorites. Very easy to build and super effective! See below. Take it as a guide. You can use any kind of materials for the walls: timber (not treated), metal sheets (galvanised are best), rocks, bricks, and so on. Also, the herb spiral next to your kitchen window might be a good project for winter. You can watch the video of how we have built it here:… Read More

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