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Good ol' comfrey.

Food Garden 2.0

This is our second permaculture bed, raised off the ground and constructed with sheet mulching. Mol-d will be posting a step-by-step guide to setting one up so I won’t go into any details, but allow me to introduce the plants. (more…)

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Green tea?

Green tea

I got this recipe for a liquid fertilizer from the permaculture course we did at the Durban Botanic Gardens.  Take a bucket of water and soak green leaves (I used comfrey) in it for a couple of days.  The resulting mixture is supposedly rich in nutrients that plants can easily absorbed.  I’ve added it to […]

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Make 'green tea' from comfrey's leaves.

Comfrey as green manure

At the permaculture course we attended at the Durban Botanic Gardens, we learnt about the benefits a little plant called comfrey can bring to your garden.  Planted as a green manure, it fixes potassium in the soil.  The leaves can also be made into a liquid fertilizer or ‘green tea’ by soaking in a bucket […]

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My very own permaculture garden.

My very own permaculture garden

Inspired by the Durban Botanic Gardens permaculture course we attended, my mom and myself set about creating a small garden of our own.  We first created the border of the bed using old bricks we found in the garden.  We then layered the bed with cardboard, then dead organic matter (dry leaves), then live organic […]

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