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Comment by Christa on February 9, 2019 at 17:16

Russell, have you ever looked into bio-intensive mini-farming. It is quite interesting to view on video, the main one I have seen is John Jeavons.  His system gives some ideas on how much land you need to feed 4 persons.  The thing that amazes me is that you have to allow quite a bit of space to grow your own compost foods.  It is the old story we hear more and more- feed the soil not the plants.  

Some parts are a bit depressing when he suggests that we will run out of productive soil for farming, sooner than we think.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on February 9, 2019 at 8:28

Love the way you have the netting set up.  By the look of your veges this set up works well, maybe one day I will get at least some of my garden netted.  Would love to see your full set up

Comment by Russell James on December 28, 2018 at 6:49

Hey Susan

Thank you for the comment, the pic is just part of the setup...all of the garden has netting as well as shade cloth covers on various beds.

I have the beds either in 800 wide with 200 walkways or 2 mtr wide with access from both sides as you can see from the pic, I have it so I can either push the netting up to work on it or roll it over to lay down one side if I need to work on it more extensively. 

You may be able to see I have an overhead micro spray setup for this particular bed. I have a different combination for different beds ranging from drip irrigation, wobbler heads, micro sprays and of course good ole hand watering :-)   

Comment by Susan on December 27, 2018 at 23:17

What a lovely, productive set up.  I’ve often thought of netting my whole back garden in summer.... 


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