Observation is the key to gardening success. Smart phones have made it easier in the quest for sneaking a snap in. I don't claim to be a photographer. Loving snapping whats going on when I get a chance. The best image I nearly took was of a frog eating the aphids halfway up the leaf of a Zucchini plant. On taking the SLR camera back to the house to download the image I discovered the memory stick wasn't in. aaaaaaaahhh. Follow us on instagram for regular images and experiences through the seasons.
Learning by experimenting, trial, error and observation. That has been my composting journey.
Freshly made compost pile. Ben Elms
Fungal activity in the compost heap. Ben Elms
Composting biodegradable coffee cups for the Mountain Film Festival. Ben Elms
Hot Compost sweet spot. Ben Elms
Vegge scraps layer building the compost heap.. Ben Elms
Comfrey mulch feeding the soil. Ben Elms
This compost is too hot!!! It needs to be turned. More carbon added? Water? Ben Elms
Inground worm farm. Ben Elms
Comfrey compost layer. Ben Elms
Fungal activity in the compost. Ben Elms
Sunny Hawea Flat every season is different. What happened last year is no indication of this years. Clever design can even out the growing pains.
Unusual nodulation on Fennel roots. Ben Elms
Food Forest Design. Ben Elms
Weeds used as mulch. Ben Elms
Population of frogs living in the tunel house. Free pest control. Ben Elms
Comfrey mulch. Ben Elms
Bell Bird. Ben Elms
Apple blossom. Ben Elms
Comfrey as a ground cover in a small food forest. Ben Elms
Orchard Design Ben Elms
Under storey planting day with Hawea Flat School. Ben Elms