My little space in the world is host to over 20 fruit trees (most at infant age) and 5 garden beds, three of which are raised in ACQ timber and two in existing stoned beds. At the time of purchase the now current garden was literally a rainforest (picture below). I had over 20 trees necked which were mainly palms and brought in 15 cubic meters of dirt to level the area.
December 2010. I had just cut down about 10 trees so it was much worse.
I have Radish, Chard, Carrots and Beetroot at the foreground with my bumper crop of Toolangi and Nicola Potatoes at the back. They have just started to flower after been planted mid august so they should be ready soon. Some of the plants have died which I have harvested.
This is the herb garden. Unfortunately it is a good 50m from my house so i'm always running out at night with a torch. Flat Leaf Parsley, Chives, Tarragon, Basil, Thyme, Dill and Chervil are there at the moment. Check out the beast Rosemary plant in the background. I have Mint and Oregano planted up near the house as they tend to take over.
Melon Patch. Charantais and Watermelon Mountain Sweet Yellow. There are 3 tiny watermelons that have been successfully pollinated.
Black Genoa Fig. 100+ on it at the moment, should ripen soon!
Pizza oven and pumpkin patch in background. I have Potimarron, Musque de Provence and Australian Butter.
My phantom lime tree, which sadly as the days roll on look and taste like a lemon!
The garden is organic and the only additive is the liquid from my worm farm. Everything is sown by seed and i go out of my way to source heirloom and organic seeds. My main drive is flavour. I got into this because i was sick of poor quality from the supermarkets. Even at the local markets i was still buying something up to a day old. I often go self sufficient for periods of time but i'm always striving to be completely self sufficient one day.
I'm interested in sustainability and in the future hope to move away and set up some form of carbon neutral farm.
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