Zone 1: Shoebox Sized Garden - Design
West Bed 0.8m x 5.5m = 4.4m2
East Bed 1m x 5.5m = 5.5m2
Total area of beds = 9.9m2
Vertical Growing Space
East fence = 2m x 7.5m = 15m2
West fence = 1m x 6m = 6m2
Total vertical area = 21m2
All the work to be done will be carried out by myself.
Work will be carried out on weekends and after work . Weather permitting
What & Why
Raised beds to build carbon rich soil to retain moisture and nutrients
Wormery to turn kitchen scraps into nutrient rich organic matter
Comfrey to cycle nutrients deep in the soil and brig to the top soil
Weeper hose to irrigate beds controlled via a water timer saving time on manual watering and keeping water off foliage thus reducing plant diseases
Water butt to capture rain water run off from outhouse
Small shelved greenhouse to propagate from seeds
Berry bushes (Blueberries) and minaret trees (cherry) high cost crops in a small area
Netting on west fence to allow climbers to grow giving vertical growing space. Chicken wire staple gunned to east fence also.
Rose arches will also increase vertical growing space.
The building materials for the raised beds will be made from collecting discarded wooden beans and boards found in skips and front gardens
The rest purchased via internet shopping, saving time and travel.