Even if you don’t have a large space to make for instance a kitchen garden, there is still a lot you can grow on a small space. If you have a balcony, a veranda, a porch or some small available space, you can grow some of your vegetables yourself. You just have to be a little inventive and make good use of the space you have.
In early spring 2016 I started working on the second part of the garden – the small food forest area. The space I have available is not very lucrative. It’s facing north and is located next to a larger road and it only receives partial sun. In addition, the ground is full of stones and there are several larger trees in the area, creating shade. I don’t know if this will work, but I’m giving it a try.
I am struggling with mulching in my garden at the moment. Mulching is such a simple concept, yet there are quite complicated processes behind it. As I am just starting my garden, my main problem is finding material to mulch with. I am not in a position to use the material that I think would work best, I have to use what I can come by.
Here is a short update on the permaculture garden after the first winter. It seems like almost everything has survived – including the bishop’s weed! My improvised fence fell down, but it didn’t take long to fix it. I’ve added some new elements and continue working where I left it in the fall. We have had a cold and long spring, only at the beginning of May the weather warmed up a bit.