The Beechgrove Garden 2022 Episode 23 – Katrina & Peter Gelderbloem

The Beechgrove Garden 2022 Episode 23 – Katrina & Peter Gelderbloem Katrina from Cambridgeshire, England & Peter from Cape Town, South Africa and their children are a Vegan living family of 5 living in East Ayrshire, Scotland. 3 children aged 12-15. Their eldest Clayton who is Autistic and Non verbal is Home Educated by KatrinaContinue reading “The Beechgrove Garden 2022 Episode 23 – Katrina & Peter Gelderbloem”

Building a Mini Food Forest in a Raised Bed

You don’t need a huge space to start growing food and you don’t need a large space to start a food forest. Just start where you are & with what you have to move forward. Using the Permaculture Design Principles you can maximise your space to get the most from it. The different layers ofContinue reading “Building a Mini Food Forest in a Raised Bed”

Sheet Mulching a Large Grass Lawn Area To Build A Food Forest

See Previous Posts Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? And Building a Food Forest in Scotland. Starting with the Tree Layer (Year 1) Where Did We Start From? This area had the 8 Fruit Trees & Cages planted across the back. The idea was to sheet mulch the whole area aroundContinue reading “Sheet Mulching a Large Grass Lawn Area To Build A Food Forest”

-No Waste Wednesday-What To Do With All The Little Bits Of Cardboard

What Do We Do? There are so many bits of cardboard and paper that comes through the post nowadays, there’s a bigger box with brown paper packing inside, then a smaller box with the product in. Trays of tins come on brown cardboard, extra strips of packing in furniture boxes, amazon envelopes, the list goesContinue reading “-No Waste Wednesday-What To Do With All The Little Bits Of Cardboard”

-No Waste Wednesday-How We Grow Food in a Vertical Garden Using Milk Cartons On A Fence

What Did We Do? Not being happy with the amount of plastic that was going to landfill, we wanted to come up with a solution to help reduce that. When researching I came across plastic milk cartons being used on the window sills for herbs, just the bottoms used with drainage holes. I thought whyContinue reading “-No Waste Wednesday-How We Grow Food in a Vertical Garden Using Milk Cartons On A Fence”

Building a Food Forest in Scotland. Starting with the Tree Layer (Year 1)

See Previous Post Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? When and Where Did We Plant? After building and planting in the fruit cage in July 2019 the design plan was to carry the fruit trees across the back. Not being able to cage the whole 30m area across we used theseContinue reading “Building a Food Forest in Scotland. Starting with the Tree Layer (Year 1)”

Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? (Year 1 & 2)

There are 7 Layers of a Food Forest Tall Tree or Canopy Layer Sub-Canopy or Large Shrub Layer Shrub Layer Herbaceous Layer Ground Cover Layer Underground Layer Climber, Vine or Vertical Layer Bonus Layers 8. Aqua/Wetland Layer (Bonus) 9. Mycelial or Fungal Layer (Bonus) What is a Food Forest? Food Forest sometimes called Forest gardeningContinue reading “Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? (Year 1 & 2)”