Herb garden ready for planting 

I think I will sleep well after the amount of digging I did today. 

The herb garden this morning started out with a good covering of phacelia where I the second hugel bed was to be built. Great biomass for the compost bin! 


Cutting the phacelia down was plain sailing – the digging which followed, not. Talk about compacting…. Instead of digging, at times it was more like sawing the ground with the spade. Nonetheless, in the end there was a pit


to load wood, bokashi mix, manure, cauliflower stalks, wood ash and waste paper into. Then covering it all up with the excavated soil was easy, relatively speaking.


I ran out of time after this to actually do any planting but maybe a day or two more of deliberating what to do on that score would be worthwhile!

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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12 Responses to Herb garden ready for planting 

  1. Lovely update thank you for sharing your post Helen have a blessed day

  2. Kalamain says:

    Great job you did there!

    Make sure you put the edge back on your spade after all that! (And deep heat on your back I don’t doubt!)

  3. Awesome amendments .. Go girl

  4. I love he look of freshly tilled earth! Well done.

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