Thanks to everyone who visited George Street Orchard on Sunday as part of the Valley Project and Otago Girls’ High School fundraising tours. It was great to see familiar faces and I enjoyed meeting lots of new people so keen to grow. Thanks also to those who purchased some of my plants – it really helps to keep my nursery habit alive!
Rhubarb and Sweet Purple asparagus
Lettuce and Shungiku. No dig 75cm bed, 45cm path. Yes, I measured. Modern standard dimensions for no dig market gardening and to me it’s the best
It’s such a fun time of year – watching blossom slowly turn to fruit, seeing perennial herbs construct themselves again, launching new ideas and patterns, and witnessing the emergence of crops you’ve been waiting on a few years…
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First time persimmon flowering
Mini market garden
William’s bon Cretian pear
White paint dramatically improves your equivalent sunshine hours
Loquat well under way at a garden nearby
Chicken roost and nesting box under construction
Sea kale root cuttings
Woodchips for paths, mulch, compost…call an arborist today and get heaps. Leave it in a pile to age if you want or use it as you need. After a year or so on a pathway you can rake it up for adding to a potting mix
Brown Turkey fig. Permanent framework to allotted space established. One to two year shoots grown and cut back off this as figs only fruit on new growth (main crop) and last years wood (Breba crop).
Covered compost and chicken run connection