Permaculture in a pot

After visiting the recent Sustainable City’s exhibition, and seeing the Giba Organics display, I was inspired to set up a permaculture vege patch in a series of containers, with a helping hand from Mr Wooden Spoon.  It doesn’t look like it from the pics, but it was a hella windy day and topsoil, kraal manure and leaves were flying everywhere!

Permaculture in a pot

Check out our step by step photo-guide at our Flickr group or in the gallery below.

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5 Responses to Permaculture in a pot

  1. mol-d August 30, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    i think i’m going to have to try this on the balcony at home. i need fresh salad leaves!

  2. Niall August 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    fresh and delicious – grow your own!

  3. Toastie October 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    Dear Niaill

    How does your little perma-potculture grow? 🙂

    I have constructed a wooden box which is 400mm deep do you think this is too deep for a permaculture fresh greens vibe…

    perhaps will just make some thicker layers…


  4. Niall October 24, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    hey toastie

    not too deep but the plants don’t need that extra soil, so it might be a waste to fill it up. you could do a layer of stones, branches or bricks at the bottom and then start layering the soil from about halfway up the container.

    take a picture and send it in. I am interested to see what the box looks like as I’m keen to make some myself!

  5. Toastie November 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Thanks Niall will send through the pics… the lettuces are coming along like wild fire. I put extra cardboard, dead organic and live organic to make up the space.

    I did use one full bag of manure and one full bag of top soil.

    Everything seems happy.


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