Jodie and Jamie share a Grocery Row Gardening project in Australia:
I’m a huge fan and have been watching your videos and streams since discovering you when looking for new ways to compost a few years ago.
I have always loved your content and I have always related because it seems we both do so many things in similar ways in the garden.
I have created a grocery row garden in the ______ region of South Australia and was wondering if you would be interested in seeing how it goes as it’s an adaptation of your system but tweaked to suit my climate somewhat, it has 4ft paths mulched with pine bark and 5ft beds all mulched with tree mulch (from tree trimming powerlines etc) there are 4 beds 18m long and an additional odd shaped bed that is more of a regular permaculture area incorporated into the grocery rows.
I would love to take you for a virtual tour or take some videos for you when I get a chance! Have included a before picture of the grocery row area and my adaptation of your amazing melon pits, I do the same thing but add a length of PVC pipe down to just above the organic material so you can directly water the root zone!
I have been renting and collecting plants and knowledge for around 10 years and recently found an opportunity to farm chickens for some like minded folk who have bought a very cheap 1.33 acre property for us to live that we are buying back from them and have spent the last 5 months bringing this abandoned property to life with plants and livestock hoping to have a fully functional homestead in 6 months. I will link some pictures but will need to get out and get more recent ones as the weather here has been insane and we have had more rain than we have had in at least a decade!
Hope this email finds you well – God bless and hope you are getting on with your new property well!
Jamie & Jodie
Nice work. First thing I thought when I saw how great your gardens looked was, “what am I doing in my office? I need to get outside and work on my OWN garden!”
We went from flooding rain to complete drought here, so I understand those weird climate swings.
Your wider spacing makes sense for the extreme weather, too. It’s great seeing all the life. In a couple of years, that property is going to be absolutely incredible. Nice work, and I am glad you finally have a place to call your own.
What’s the “melon pits” part with the buried pipe about? Is that an inside meme of sorts?
No – it’s from my book Compost Everything. One of the methods I often use to grow pumpkins or melons, where you bury highly nitrogenous materials, like meat scraps, and plant over the top.
Great Looking garden! Best of luck, I hope to see some harvest pics as well.