Back to gardening, I've had a spectacular week of planting and bed preparation. I got scallions and cebollinos (half-way between scallions and onions) in, transplated a bergenia that a friend gave me and planted up half-a-dozen shrubs such as my fan palms, viburnum, cotoneaster, mahonia, margarita and jasmine. I also planted a thornless bramble and blueberry and some oregano. I've tried to salvage last year's ailing pelargoniums and a sickly-looking virginia creeper. Time will tell whether I've been successful. It's been great weather for it, but we're desperate for some more rain.
On one side of the pond are trees intercropped with pineapple, cow-grass, cassava, yams, a couple macademia trees and other things (going uphill to the terrace and then bananas), and the other side is a stream. I'm not sure what's going on the terrace yet, but probably coffee and pumpkin primarily. See file names for description, I'll put them in my album at left column/profile.
When late enough this afternoon, Ima go water (via bucket and pond) the mound of the pond (cow-grass, sugar cane and maize).
arrow and maize at pond.jpg
Last edited by ecofarm; 03-15-12 at 08:07 AM.
I should note that it's not merely my garden, it's someone's farm. We designed and implemented it over the past couple years. The tree intercrop is almost two years old. The pond was here when I arrived (it's about 2.5 years old). The crops adjacent the pond (arrows and maize mainly) are just a couple months old (transplanted during the dry season to take advantge of the always wet stream-side soil. The pond has healthy fish of 2 generations (added from outside) and reproduction has begun.