Permaculture! Food Garden 2.0

As a follow on from Niall’s post, here is a simple guide to building your own permaculture vegetable garden. It is supereasy and rewarding – here is an update on the food garden 2.0 just 11 days after Niall’s pic:

Food Garden 2.0

Food Garden 2.0

Anyhoo, now to the steps…

STEP 1: Brick Layout

Lay out an area for your bed using some bricks.

Brick Layout

Brick Layout

STEP 2: Paper Layer

Put down a layer of old cardboard and/or paper and moisten it.

Paper Layer

Paper Layer

STEP 3: Dead Matter Layer

Create a layer of dead matter. We used leaves collected from the garden.

Dead Matter Layer

Dead Matter Layer

STEP 4: Green Matter Layer

Put down a layer of green matter. We used leaves from unwanted trees in the garden.

Green Matter Layer

Green Matter Layer

STEP 5: Activator

Create a layer using an activator. We used kraal manure. Wet this layer.

Activator / Kraal Manure

Activator / Kraal Manure

STEP 6: Top Soil

Put down a layer of top soil and plant some seeds / seedlings.

Top Soil

Top Soil

Seeds and seedlings

Seeds and seedlings

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