May 27, 2011

Mobile Green House and Comfrey

 This little gem is built like a tank.
Aircraft aluminum and hefty wheels. I just need to build in some shelving.

 The Dome is getting planted and I hope it will be covered with vine crops, on the North side. All fences are up. Some row covers next.
 A basket of comfrey for the tomato mulch.
 Each garden should have at least as much space growing compost plants as food. Who needs to buy mulch, when its growing next to the garden, or in it. I think its the perfect use for hostas too.

 Key hole bed getting the first layer of mulch before a rain storm.


Arif Zulhilmi Bin Abd Rahman said...

new technique. modern and sophisticated.

Keagarden said...

On my dry, previously, fire damaged, hillside garden in Greece I am limited to what mulching species I can use. My anxiety is that I will introduce invasive species by seed. So I must take care to harvest green mulch before the flowering reproductive phase begins. I hope that fertility will increase slowly over the next few years. Everything is motivated toward water conservation by increasing humic soil content in the soil. Are grass species suitable for this form or green mulching. I cannot find comfrey in the local ecosystem. I have found some local lupin species which I hope to use for nitrogen fixing.
Any more suggestions for arid mediterranean environments?
Rob Brewster, Kea Island Greece

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