A farmlette is a prior lawn that is converted into a food-producing plot at least 500 square feet in size, consisting of row crops grown directly in the ground.
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Wicking beds are well-known as a water-efficient way to grow your plants. Our backyard is one-third concrete, and as such wicking beds and wicking pots have been the best ways for us to grow in...
Two weekends after the Permablitz proper, the design team returned to wrap up the job. It was amazing to see how much lighter and more open the backyard looked, and how well the alternative lawn was settling in!
This blitz was the result of a super-powered team-up with the Country Women’s Association, My Smart Garden and little old us – and with our combined efforts we made this Newport yard and verge more sustainable – and more edible!
A truly cost-effective way to get new plants from the ones you already have is to propagate from cuttings. Here’s some simple tips to help you do it!
Noura and Barry are a young couple in a new suburban house on about 1300 m2, with a sloping backyard with a bit of couch and oxalis, and an old shed but not much else. A blank canvas ready for some serious plantings!
It’s getting cold out there… The last few blitzes have been shivery affairs, with autumn days now giving way to wintry chills – which goes to show that Permablitz Volunteers are a hardy and determined breed! In...
In Melbourne, Rocoto is one chilli plant that can be grown all year round. Whilst severe or successive frosts can damage the plant, it usually recovers sufficiently to grow even bigger the next year.
On a cold and rainy day, a dedicated team of blitzers set about converting a narrow but roomy inner-north backyard into a perma-productive garden.
The last month has been a wonderful time of harvesting, preserving, swapping and gifting. While the bees didn’t give as much honey as previous years, the fruit trees gave an abundance of apples and...