Blitz Revisit – Matt and Emma’s, Fitzroy North
Let it be said that there isn’t a garden too small to be permablitzed. A small group of helpers descended on Matt and Emma’s small garden in North Fitzroy, which had been blitzed just over a year ago and needed a few small tweaks.
This is what Kat, a member of the original design team and revisit blitz facilitator had to say:
Revisiting blitzes to evaluate our designs is an important stage in the learning process for hosts, designers and participants. Matt and Em have had a bumper harvest since our blitz a year ago but there’s always adjustments to be made. Their major issue was with the sandy, water repellant soil – an unfortunate result of not-very-crash-hot soil mix delivered for their raised beds. After some careful research we used bentonite clay to improve the water and nutrient-holding capacity of their soil, which should mean an even better harvest with far less watering next Summer.
..and before the permablitz