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Chapter 10. Family gardens

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A family garden provides many benefits for many people and is at the heart of family life. A healthy and productive family garden provides… more

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A family garden provides many benefits for many people and is at the heart of family life. A healthy and productive family garden provides:

  • Tasty and nutritious non-staple foods all year round
  • Extra food to make sauces, pickles, jams, etc
  • Medicines, cooking herbs, and spices
  • Income from the sale of surplus family garden produce
  • Vegetable seedlings, as well as fruit trees, native trees, and other crops when the garden includes a small nursery

This chapter explains:

  • Garden site analysis
  • Integrated garden designs
  • Garden bed designs, including ‘gardens with compost’ techniques
  • Reducing garden maintenance
  • Planting times and methods
  • Integrating animals, paddies, and fish ponds with your garden

Contents include:

  • Step by step garden site analysis
  • Integrated garden design
    – Water flow and water management
    – Garden access and paths
    – Garden beds
    – Fences
    – Garden structures
    – Compost and compost resources storage
    – Small nurseries
    – Trees, shrubs, and flowers
    – Ponds
  • Garden bed designs
    – Raised beds
    – No-dig garden beds
    – Wicking garden beds
    – Spiral gardens
    – Sloping land garden beds
    – Garden and compost integration
    – Garden beds with fish ponds and paddies
  • Garden maintenance
  • Planting methods and planting times
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