Veggie Bed #5
Using a combination of mulching techniques, I turned this former triangle of grass around a radio tower into a productive polyculture growing space, comprised of:
- A rectangular raised bed, with barriers made of mycelium-rich rotting logs and mulched with straw, and fertilised by rotating worm towers
- And a living fence/espalier of 15 quince trees, bordering the interior sunken plane around the radio tower. Vines of all sorts use the tower as a trellis.
I am growing many things in it this year, but it is slowly transitioning into a dedicated space for perennial vegetables.
Currently, this area contains:
- Jerusalem artichokes/sunchokes (the flower stalks are almost 3 metres high!) - perennial
- Asparagus - perennial
- Artichokes - perennial
- Egyptian Walking Onions - perennial
- Chinese celery
- Swiss Chard
- Morning Glory