(via The Planting)Sandra Bierman
Melbourne Water, a water supply company owned by the Victorian State Government, is encouraging Australian residents to create 10,000 rain gardens – and they’re already up to 7,804! A rain garden is a water-saving garden that is designed to capture stormwater from hard surfaces such as driveways, patios and roofs via downpipes after it rains. The water supply company has set up a website with information on designing, creating and caring for rain gardens – no previous experience necessary.
Fava beans in the fall garden. I plant these wherever possible. They are beautiful in the garden, delicious on the plate and they feed the soil with hearty doses of nitrogen.
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Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don’t even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they’re done, just tip the container over!
After extensive research to plan my own potatoes-in-a-barrel, I’ve boiled all of the recommendations down to 4 simple steps to a winning potato harvest.
A scene from the olive harvest on the Greek island of Crete (by Peace Correspondent)