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Title: Rick’s Kitchen Garden (1st video)
Author: Mr. Simmons
Votes: 333

Category: Large Kitchen Garden
Views: 1657
Description: GARDEN STRUCTURE:

96 sq ft in size

Proper drainage around the perimeter

Fencing at the entrance

Brick and Wood grow boxes

SOIL MIXTURE:

Sharp sand

Chicken manure

Rotten tree compost

Worm casting

Mulch/ Wood shavings

Top soil

RECORD KEEPING:

The garden took three days to prep. (17/04/2022- 19/04/2022) and two days to decorate. I planted four (5) long term and seven (7) short term crops. Tomato, sweet pepper, ochro, bodi and melongene are the long term crops while celery, chive, lettuce, kale, shadon beni, patchoi and parsley are the short term. All seedlings were planted on the day (21/04/2022). Watered daily depending on weather (morning and evening). Thyme, cabbage and basil were all interplanted as pest and disease repellants. Chicken manure, sharp sand/gravel and worm castings were incorporated in the soil as the main source of organic fertilization along with mulch and rotten wood manure to keep the soil moisture.

CROP VARIETIES:

LONG TERM:

Tomato- Royal Pearl

Sweet Pepper- King Aruther

Bodi- Local Half Yard

Melongene- Long Purple

Ochroes- Red Ochroe

SHORT TERM:

Celery- Tall utah

Chive- Giant Siberian chives

Lettuce- Iceberg

Shadon beni

Patchoi- White

Kale- Curly Kale

Parsley- Curly Leaf

WATERING:

Self-watering system which rain water is collected in a barrel and used to water all crops by using a watering can.

RECYCLED MATERIALS:

Discarded wood

Tyres

PVC pipe