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09-12-2006, 05:31 AM
we have now registered a new and hopefully more pertinent name for our
if you click on the old domain name whether you believe what you read
or not we are leaving up to the reader.
here is our new address, we hope to be able to still offer advice and
help as we have always done:
the seasons greetings to one and all
09-12-2006, 08:38 AM
Just on your strawbale garden. How long do you expect it to last, do you think you will get 12 months out of it before it sorta collapses?
Also, is it 'reinforced' in any way with wire etc?
I could forsee one side and one end being removed and new bales put down and the rotted residue used as mulch etc.
Great way to kick off a garden in a hurry. Is there plan for 'stage 2' of this particular patch?
Lastly, how are you settling into civilisation?
Hope it isnt too many questions,
09-12-2006, 09:31 AM
we basically put it like this as a temporary nature, but so far it could do the best part of 12 months? probably depends in part on how much rain fall one gets?
we could also do similar using bales split into biscuits say 1/4 or 1/3 the lenght of the bale, and lay these down flat, thes can then be topped up so to speak as required.
there is no reiforcing involved, just the bales stay tied as they come.
stage 2 will be to remove the decomposing bales and redefine the gardens position in that part of the yard to some degree ie.,. it is too far from both fences as we need to make use of space to the beast we can we are only looking to having 500mm walkways.
we are currently establishing our herb bed but in a more permanent way ie.,. we are using hay biscuits to define the garden and some old dirt we had here from the construction work we did, it is all but finsihed with some herbs planted but currently awaiting more sugar cane mulch to mulch the bed with.
we have our citrus trees in along wioth other food plants in the front yard and there again we used old soil to raise the root ball of the trees etc.,. and just mulched the whole area with s/g mulch, that i gowing great guns with only recycled water.
i think in my post about our water conserving methods i have a link to photobucket with some pics of that, if not let me know i will take more and also the herb garden and post them with pb here. each plant gets about 1/2 a bucket or less per week.
the seasons greetings to you and your family from me and my family.
09-12-2006, 11:51 AM
Len [and others],
Thanks and Seasons Greetings.
I recently wrote a post about a tassy orchard thread and when I hit submit I got a really weird reply and post lost.
Anyway, I was going on about holes and trees.
What I did suggest and I see you are doing is that when I dig a hole I immediately scavenge around and see what I can throw in the bottom.
Old bones, stray rocks & stones, chunks of wood, a bit of compost, saved kitchen fat, weeds... all these things are great to toss into the bottom of a hole..
09-12-2006, 06:18 PM
that's a good trick that one floot hey?
tree planting time is a good time for us great place to hide stuff hey?
on the property where we were going to plant food trees we would bury our tin cans etc.,. along the line so then later plant the trees on top of all that good stuff.
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