My current garden setup for veggies; referred to as experimental garden V1.2. Is nearing its life cycle, with about 2 more months of summer left. I have now designed what I think is prolly the best read easiest design with minimum effort.
But like all designs that are minimalist in there (comparable) effort, the hard work is in the design and setup.
I’m struggling to find the correct arrangement of plants for
a) companion vegs / flowers – within the keyhole garden
b) border plants – for keeping the grass at bay, at base of keyhole garden
c) self-seeding flowers for hard to reach area
d) “show off” flowers – to look nice and for my mom to select and (hopefully) take care of.
my knowledge is rather limited but the interweb and permi doccies have atleast given basics that further experimentation can take place, hence my first garden was based on partly the knowledge i have gained, and partly due to the application of resources available.
the new design requires alot more financial and effort involved, so i am currently breaking up the project into more manageable peices. so giving me time to manage individual parts which will eventually encompass the whole.
in order to lay the foundation for the keyhole gardens a and b, i need to move my daughters swing – which requires taking down the makeshift washing line, and then setting up a new arrangement.
the branches and leaves that would make up the bases would free up the space so that my rabbit cage can be built (the design Im still fine-tuning)
wormbeds built and started whilst keyhole beds being built up as close to 50cm as possible
border plants can be planted around the keyholes
and the flower beds prepared and maybe planted
keyholes can then be completed; topsoil and compost
cover crop grown on open soil
hardscaping done – paths and stepping stones placed
flowers selected and planted
eventual planting of veggies – the ultimate goal!
to be continued – im tired and sleepy