We now have the expanded vegetable garden. It is close to 60 square metres, (from 18 square metres.) It still needs a gate, and I’m not sure about netting over the top. By summer I will know!
A crop rotation plan has been included in the layout. To find out more: https://bermaguitreechange.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/crop-rotation-enough-to-make-your-head-spin/
The dam from which we will pump water to the vegetable garden is down a slope in the valley, about 120 metres away. We have changed our minds – more than once, on the best method of getting water to our garden. Options are:
fire pump by the dam and pump water to a holding tank near the garden, then another pump and irrirgation system or hose to water plants,
connect a pump directly to an irrigation system
pump water up to a holding tank on a stand, then gravity feed water to plants.
After an initial clean up, more planting and mulching, we have this: