Thursday, May 27, 2010

Permaculture UK Video

A Farm for the Future

After just having dug up my front lawn for my 1st key hole garden... I was feeling a little guilty when the permie interviewed in the above video described ploughing the land as practically skinning the earth! Cringe. OK I am going to have to live with my self - but I did discover that the recent efforts with the compost in this position has brought what was dead sandy soil to life in the past 6 months. Also the radish/NewZealand Spinach and Endive have self seeded in parts - which gives me a lot of hope for this patch.


Looking around the garden - despite the rain that we did get at the beginning of Autumn and my efforts to recyle domestic water - everything looks very dry right now. I was very happy to be introduced to Coconut Peat and am trialing this method... and while doing a bit of research came across the idea of human hair as Mulch! Probably more suited to pots than the garden bed! Anyway some food for thought