Autumn Permaculture Update

Autumn has arrived on the farm, although most signs of the season have arrived early. For example, the Jerusalem artichoke is flowering two weeks early.

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And the Monty’s Surprise apples came early, although most of them seem to have been dropped by the trees – possibly due to drought stress and strong winds.

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We’ve had beautiful figs, and the muscovies have enjoyed the drops.

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The feijoas will probably come early as well.

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And the guavas.

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The garden looks like an autumn garden.

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And we’re planting a winter garden.

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The nursery is chocka with over 300 trees to plant this winter.

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And we’re potting up more tagasaste.

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And finally, we’ve had our first two litters of kune kune piglets born.

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Peace, Estwing

3 thoughts on “Autumn Permaculture Update”

  1. Hi, what are you using for rabbit protection around your tree Lucerne? Last time I planted I used chicken wire and made cylinders but it was very time consuming and probably expensive. I have another 100 to plant again this year and keen for ideas.

    Thanks
    Tam

    1. We have not had rabbit problems with tagasaste yet, but we have had with some native trees. We used a hare repellent made from pva glue, eggs, blood and bone, and chili powder. We also plant tagasaste that it 600 or 700 tall.

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