We like to turn unused spaces into productive ones. It’s amazing how much can be grown in a 3 by 1 meter garden bed once planted as a polyculture with a variety of vegetable, herbs, flowers and fruit utilizing all the layers of space.
We simply started by putting cardboard on the grass, planted 2 pear trees, then layered compost and then woodchips as a mulch. We planted our little seedlings directly into the bed at this point and once they took off there was no stopping them! Only 6 weeks later the plants filled out the space completely and we are harvesting already. We will have lots of root vegetable in the winter and fruits in years to come from our long term perennials.
Plants used: Pear trees, Glaskin perpetual rhubarb, Oca, Mashua, Yacon, red currant, black currant, sage, angelica, black mallow, marshmallow, strawberries, lovage, dill, fennel, cornflowers, wormwood, pumpkin, courgette and rocket salad.
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