food sustainability

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.

5 replies on “Permaculture in a pot”

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…


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!

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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