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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Rebeca's garden is an abundant paradise and this weekend she shared some of her gardening methods.
Strawbale gardening builds soil from the top down.
Rebeca demonstrated placing bails with the grain facing upwards and watering thoroughly.
She then showed how to start the composting process by pouring home made liquid fertiliser onto the bales.
This should be done every second day for a week.
After this time a layer of compost is added about 10cm thick to the top of the bales, and a loose layer of mulch over the top of the compost.
To plant seedlings push your fist down into the bale through the compost to make a planting hole and plant your seedlings.
Water your seedlings well and continue to water your seedlings daily.
Continue to add liquid fertiliser to your bales throughout the growing season.
Thank you Rebeca for your wonderful demonstration and for sharing your special garden.
A quick look at the abundance of your plants shows the success of your gardening methods.
Posted by A Greenearth at 11:13 PM