A gorgeous day in the garden with the children and our Japanese WWOOFer. We explored polycultural gardening, companion planting, seed-raising, making homemade seed-raising mix, herb propagation and more.
We planted nicola potatoes and elephant garlic, snowpeas and multi-coloured carrots, strawberries and onions, and many added more leafy greens - beetroot, lettuces, rainbow chard, rocket and a range of chinese greens.
We are in the midst of a planting blitz - each day we add more and more diversity, fill gaps, create new niches.
Into the no-dig garden, a handful of compost was poked into each new hole - seeds added - then watered in with comfrey tea.
I can't wait to see them all grow and fill the garden with a new season of abundance.
At one with the garden ...
Creating the potato patch
Making our own seed-raising mix
Getting the nicola seed potatoes and elephant garlic ready for planting
Hugh can't wait for his multi-coloured carrots to be ready to eat!