Last month’s neighbourhood Share & Swap was held in a local backyard where fruit and vegetables grow abundantly all year round. Here, home-made garden structures are created from recycled materials and many common gardening problems are solved simply and organically. let’s take a quick tour of this inspiring and productive garden.
Here is a large, circular herb garden made with re-cycled bricks.
Bunches of ripening apples are wrapped in small bags made of netting – a convenient alternative to netting the entire tree.
The winter crop is protected from frost damage and pests by re-using cut plastic bottles as cloches.
Re-cycled wooden planks are used as movable stepping paths to avoid soil compaction.
All garden clippings are re-cycled on site via many large compost heaps.
Strawberry plants are kept warm and productive with a simple structure made from a salvaged window supported by bricks.
Here is a simple, home-made dehydrator constructed with recycled metal and a sheet of soft plastic.
This mid-winter tomato crop was established in full sun and protected by circles of salvaged corrugated plastic creating a hothouse environment.
Plenty of citrus, winter greens, broccoli, radishes, seedlings to share & swap!