Tomatoes (“Lycopersicon Esculentum”) fruit best when they have a consistent soil moisture level. They are also thirsty plants. According to Ohio State University, they need around 38mm of water each week to fruit. Therefore, if you are using conventional above ground
The health of your soil is the source of abundant, nutrient rich food. We understand our bodies need plenty of fresh air, healthy food, and hydration with water, but do we know what soil requires? If we become a friend of the soil, by getting to know the texture, smell, colour, moisture level and the optimal depth we can grow our best fruit and vegetables.
In our consumer driven society, where we have seen a massive increase in high density living, we have become disconnected from the source of our food and community and school gardens are helping to re-establish this link. The Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network,
It was good to get an update from our good friend Jon Kingston with some pics of his latest WaterUps® bed. Jon is one of Australia’s leading community garden designers and has designed and helps run the James Street Reserve Garden in Redfern and the Wayside Chapel community
Placing the old soil on a tarp next to the bed makes it much easier to reclaim than if we were to just dump it on the grass. You’ll need to decide whether you can re-use the soil, whether to mix in some new mix, or just replace the whole mix. As you can see in the first picture in the row
eWood® is a unique plastic wood made from the mixed plastics of products previously destined for landfill such as: computers, televisions, white goods, commercial equipment, car parts and printer cartridges collected from the e-waste stream being strongly supported by
EcoSpecifier commented in its assessment of WaterUps® from DownUnder that “The WaterUps® wicking system is suggested as a water-efficient irrigation solution for small-scale and urban food gardens because it may achieve better yields, provide better growing conditions for
The Bendigo Council has approved the building of wicking beds on the main street after a long battle for approval. The idea for the wicking beds came from other simliar installations across the city which had proved both beneficial in saving water and had brought healthy plant
This unique product based on the age-old concept of the wicking process is extremely efficient. The WaterUps from DownUnder cell is the culmination of various trials of prototypes designed to make the concept of wicking [watering from below] commercially available.