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Days.. this relates to full 8 - 12 hours of work.. very approximate.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 5 Day 8

26-12-09 Water Supply Feb 2010

The approximate plan.. overall wind screened area 9.0m x 5.0m

Day 1 Below

Site from Coronet end view

Pre Digging

10 Hours rotary hoe later.. 5m wide x 9m long

Day 2 Below

Day 3 Below

Day 5 Below

Above.. 3 main 1.5m x 4m beds.. 3 trailer pile of horse manure.

Above.. About day 8 now 6 raised beds in, windscreen up, irrigation built (may need adjusting), spuds in on left with peas against fence, beans down right side, sweetcorn spuds & butternut pumkin at far end, beetroot in bed this side, brassicas in middle, lettuce etc.. to go in the bed covered by screen up top and the very top I dont know yet.. over 50% of these beds are 50% well matured horse manure.. now its starting to get "the look".

Re: days.. I have estimated working on full days so this is approximate.. its taken a lot. 1 problem is the short warratahs holding the edging in place are coming loose in places and may need work to solid things up.

26-12-09

New Plots going in
Neki Patel's plot

Potatoes on left & left at far end (beside bucket).

From this end.. blank & strawberries off camera (bottom right corner)

Various Lettuce, Spinach, Parsley.

Brocolli, Silver Beet, mixed brassica.

Beetroot (left), Celery, Radish, Spring Onion, Onion, Carrot, Parsnip

Potatoes (left), Sweetcorn, Butternut Pumpkin.

 

Right side (with Potatoes), Peas against fence.

Far End left.. Strawberry cage.

Left (sticks) Dwarf & Scarlet runner beans

Small in between sections (left):

  • Mint
  • Rhubarb
  • Chives
  • Rosemary
  • Zucchini

Around & about.. Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Sage, Coriander, assorted anti bug plants.

Feb 2010

View from the top (gate)

Grown just a bit.

Had plenty of:

Spinnach, Lettuce, Brocolli, Parsley, Celery.

Starting to get:

Carrots, Beans, Zuchinni (yuck its fish food!), Mixed Beetroot is ready for harvest.

Very soon will have:

Corn, New Potatoes

View from the bottom.
Starting to sort out my paths.. they were very overgrown with weeds (most still are but I'm working on it).

Mid Garden.. the Brocolli Patch.. nearly 6 square meters of it!

You might notice the walkway beside the bucket is full of weeds still.

Neki's Plot on right.. the bank I intend to help him find something to cover & the swimming pool which is shared between us (actually we plan some sort of tunnel house or 2 in here or something like.

Still a lot of development to be done.

 

 

Water Supply

50mm pipe goes under the road on diagonal.

The other end was much tighter to crawl through dragging a pipe.

 

Pipe goes up the hill about 20 metres.
The dam.. chicken wire over intake.

My dodgy spillway.

Really.. I want to rebuild the dam at some stage.. deeper & more resistant to floods.