May 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
So here we are, first gardening post of the season. This project is taking place at the back of my parents property, in an old abandoned raspberry patch. The raspberries have been growing wild here for many years BUT so has everything else! The project is pretty simple, promote raspberry production and suppress the competition. Using natural permacultur-esque methods I am gradually chop-drop mulching my way through the area and staking all raspberry canes. The two main competitors here are blackberries (which I’m confining to one area) and tall grass which I’m trying to mulch away.
The pathways are starting to come together. Underneath the pathways are sheets of cardboard to prevent any unwanted growth poking up through the trail. On top we have used woodchips from the local yard waste dump (just outside Liverpool, Nova Scotia). The rocks and logs will define our pathway borders. These pictures are from three weeks ago, but now everything is coming up green! I will update this post after the weekend to show the current condition.