I have a 5 bed rotation sytem and one smaller, triangular bed which has my redcurrants and blackcurrants in it. I am also very into letting things self seed, particularly nasturtiums, coriander, dill and the last few years (and I don't really get much of a say in the matter as they are thugs!), borage and magenta orach. All are edible, pretty and nearly all are beneficial to wildlife in one way or another. I will post about some of them individually in the future......
|Before we bought the house July 2004 - |
it was much weedier than this when we started digging it over that autumn.
I have kept that peach tree in the foreground which has grown hugely.
|That first winter we dug and weeded |
and enlarged and refenced
|First growing season 2005 -|
a good crop of yellow labels coming up!
|Despite a very dry summer and no compost in the ground|
we managed a good harvest that first year
|Fast forward several years and |
we now have posh old pallet edging.....
|'Rustic' gateway with self seeded Nasturtiums and Verbena bonariensis|