This is a garden created on Caretaker Farm in early summer 2015.
|plants regrowing in 2016|
|a raised bed garden created in 2015|
|The same garden reproducing itself in May 2017|
The following garden named "Pen Duick" was created in October/November 2016 with the help of wwoofers.
|The area for the garden is cleared and fenced|
|Cardboard/paper is placed to cover the whole site|
|leaves are laid over the cardboard to create the beds|
|clay soil covers the leaves|
|the clay is broken up for the garden|
|compost followed by lime powder is sprinkled over the clay|
|Seeds are scattered and then covered with straw|
|The finished garden|
|Pak Choi growing a week later|
|Zucchini plants coming through the straw|
|The garden view from the bottom|
Following the methods of Masanobu Fukuoka of "Natural Agriculture", I scattered red and white clover with the various vegetable seed so that a living green mulch would help in the dry weather to keep the plants alive-below is the result now January 31 2017, three months after starting this garden.
|Cucumber plants within a living clover mulch|
|The garden partially cleared early May 2017|
|View of Pen Duick garden May 2017|
Straw mulching and a garden place with lots of light allows salad to be grown over winter.
|Garden pickings in winter|