PeDreTea – The big garden (1)

We thought when we arrive we would have a garden really soon. Just fix the fence and we can plant straightaway. But it turned out differently. Because of the cold we started to do kitchen first and after that we started to build. It was so much work, not the fencing but the lots of smaller and bigger part we have to do so we finished today the garden.   We started to design the doors and fixed one.

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So doors. Sound simple if you ever made a door but with no experience took longer time. Did Maja did a first one she made it quick. The second one from wood pallet- we have to make a frame and take out of theunnecessary parts which wasn’t an easy job. Then sand it, oil it put together with the other part( make it big) then put the cover on it. Here the result. And the third one just fixed it.

 

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Then we had to move the end of the garden.  Michael installed the posts, the main ones secured with cement. After this we measured the fence.

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So this was a first part but many different difficulties came up after it… Continue….

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The little garden

Our first project is ready.It wasnt a first priority but while we had a gap used it for make a little garden. Judit was keen to take that work b. she felt a strong connection with this specific place.                Follow the permaculture steps.

Observation: This garden is sunny, poor rocky soil with existing plants.The field is slightly slope.

Integrate rather than segragare/ Use and value diversity :We not destroyed the old garden just cleaned it and make space for vegetable. We kept the already exist trees, shrubs and flowers.           20160407_161106

Catch and store energy: Here in the Canary Island a biggest problem is a water. The soil really dry so people use watertank to store the water. It is can be springwater or council water. This part is tricky b.we have to watering every day.

Produce no waste:For make more fertility the garden IMG_5401we put lot of sheepcompost that make sure the plants have enough nutricients. Cover by dead leaves keep the moist  in the soil.

   Obte20160407_161224in a yield: Our reward a beautiful garden with veggies, edible flowers and plants                                                   .