winter garden calendar

thumb150 12We have just completed a winter garden calendar and wheel of the year for our zone 1 and 2 (permaculture) garden areas. The calendar outlines what the garden feels like, what's in flower, what's in crop, what the animals are doing, what to plant and what needs doing...

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garden stats: interactive graphic

thumb bubbleYou can now take a different look at the plants in our garden (using an interactive data visualisation tool from Tableau Public). The information is from our most recent inventory of the plants in our zone 1 to zone 5 (permaculture) garden areas. We will be adding more interactive graphics over time, so stay tuned...

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garden zones and areas

rose bush babyAfter far too many years of using practical (but completely uninspired) names for our various (permaculture) garden areas, we are finally in the process of using our imagination to develop more creative names. A shared family challenge and quick walk around the garden is all that it took to start this exciting change! Here is what we have come up with so far...

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garden plan

property diagram: high-level garden zonesWe have just completed a high-level diagram that outlines the various (permaculture) zones on our property. For those unfamiliar with the concept of (permaculture) zones, the following explanation (taken from Wikipedia) should be helpful...

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garden plant list


thumb150 60We recently completed an inventory of the plant varieties located in zone 1 to 5 of our (permaculture) garden areas. In total, the garden has approximately 229 unique plants that each have a different function in the garden. Of these, 108 unique plants are edible...

 

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