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Working Bee

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Posted by Tim Auld about 13 years ago

No-dig garden construction

This is a fairly typical working bee for the community garden, although we are short of resources at the moment. We don't have any sugarcane mulch, which we would normally use to top dress the beds instead of lucerne as in this instance. In this case we were building on top of a flood damaged bed with few weeds or grass so we didn't apply the newspaper.

Normal no-dig recipe is, in order:


  2 overlapped layers of newspaper (each about 10 sheets)

  chopped tree prunings, grass clippings and other green material

  lucerne with Organic Xtra scattered through

  compost and manure

  sugarcane mulch

  plants go into handfuls of compost embedded in the mulch

Also in the gallery is Susan applying garlic spray to keep down damage from insects.

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