Over the past two years I have been creating Potager gardens near the back of the cottage, using stone found on the land to create raised beds.
Into these beds I have packed raw wool, compost, ash, leaf mould and shreddings…lots and lots, layer upon layer, of shreddings.
Plants are planted into bottomless pots onto the top of all this, so their roots can spread down deep into the goodness!
The most useful tool in the permaculture gardens is the shredder!
I pile the shreddings on the soil, wherever there are plants growing, spreading it around the base and everywhere in-between.
You can see this practice at work here in the tunnel.
After a few weeks, the shreddings take on the dark look of soil, making it look like the soil has been just tilled…it has not!
Does it work? …see for yourself.
No sore back and an abundance of food!
Bealtaine Cottage will be hosting a day long workshop in creating such gardens, during the month of July.
(There will be some rather rustic accommodation for those who may have to travel!)
If you are interested in attending, email me for more details…
Update on the workshop…A massive response has led me to provide three workshops in July…Sat 6th, 13th and 20th.
All are full!
Sorry if you missed this, but I will be running other workshops as the seasons progress.
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