Water-saving Wicking Bed

Wicking beds are raised garden beds with a water reservoir at the base made from pond liner filled with rocks and gravel. Moisture wicks up through the soil to feed the plant roots, thus little is lost to evaporation and plants are encouraged to send their roots down...

Permablitz – Part III

 Permablitz in my Rental Backyard III – Winter Solstice Abundance! A small selection from the winter harvest It’s dead smack in the middle of winter at Batcastle Gardens, but that’s no deterrent for hardcore veggie-gardening addicts.   We’re still bursting at...

Permablitz – Part II

Permablitz in my rental backyard – Part II BatCastle garden after just 8 weeks Much has happened in the BatCastle backyard since we last checked in. The greens are all exploding from their place in the keyhole bed, the beanstalks are reaching fairytale...
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