How To Build a Permaculture Vegetable Garden

by Christine Sine

The garden season is winding down here in Seattle though we still need to pick our apples and pears and complete the harvest of beans, carrots, broccoli and greens that will hopefully continue for the next few months.  This is a good season to start dreaming for next year.

Permaculture is a form of agriculture that really intrigues me and I hope that we can implement some of these principles as we move ahead so I was delighted to find this article written in Australia about how to start a permaculture garden.  It is mainly pictures which I find makes it so easy to follow and the explanations make it sound so simple.

You don’t need much, but you do need:

  • compost
  • any ruminant manure
  • lime
  • cardboard (or hessian bags)
  • Lucerne hay (or any acacia leaves)
  • straw (seedless)
  • water
  • plants and seed

The basic tools:

  • shovel
  • rake
  • sharp knife/screwdriver (for punching hole in cardboard)
  • hose/watering can
  • wheelbarrow


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