Solutions to my previous post.
- Find my garden bible, “The Permaculture Home Garden” by Linda Woodrow, hidden somewhere inside my house.
- Build a chicken dome. Or box. Something moveable, but not uprootable.
- Throw fast growing chicken fodder seeds (Asian greens, amaranth, lettuce, pigeon pea, fat hen) in one of the fenced off beds, so when the chickens find themselves in a much more enclosed space they will have food to graze on.
- Plan guilds, mark out circles.
- Get a heap of compost/manure/mulch to help improve soil. Put chickens in dome, cross fingers.
- Find way to keep possums off newly exposed veggies.
- Deal with pile of sticks.
- Clean chicken poo off balcony for final time
- Be patient with my seedlings, wait until they get a decent height before transplanting.
- Sew grass seed to encourage lawn to regerate
- Make peace with the Jasmine, at least until everything else is working properly.
Easy, right? Then of course there are other general garden to do’s…
- Paint back fence
- Nail wood on to fence to create small planters to grow shallow plants (like strawberries)
- Clean out shed. Paint, remove jasmine crawling through.
- Make front stairs less slippery
- Build Japanese garden out in clothes-line area, as always planned.
- Beautify front deck with French cafe or Mediterranean theme
- Clear overgrowing plants from front garden
- Remove non-native weeds and grasses from native front garden, and replace with more natives
- Germinate / learn to grow from cuttings more natives
- Remove litter from gutters and leaf litter from ground before fire season
- Eventually there is an area around the side I’d like to make into a little field, with poppys springing up, and sweet smelling informal english garden plants along the edge. Suki loves sitting in this area and discovering the grass, I’d have to add a little sweet seat, too.
I somehow have the feeling this will be quite an ongoing list….