On-line journal for a productive food garden on the edge of the outback in arid South Australia.
With freezing cold winters (frosts to - 10C) followed by scorching summers (temps up to 45C we make use of any water we get (Av rainfall 330.2mm).
The garden beds are shaded (during summer), heavily mulched, humus rich and most are now converted to wicking worm beds (20 beds).
Despite this harsh climate we manage to grow much of our own food.
Some Freebie PDFs
The list includes:
A Seed Starting Chart...don't be put off by the fact this is US based as it's just a chart that you fill in with your own details (like last frost date) so you can work out the best times to sow seeds indoors in Spring/Winter and chart when you plant them out.
Companion Planting Made Easy...A 39 page guide which should come in handy for planning what goes where in the garden.
A 64 page guide called Good Bug, Bad Bug even though it's US based again many of the bugs are the same as we have here in Australia.
Or a 48 page booklet filled with Weekend Garden Projects...should keep Doc busy for a while!!!
Another is called Wacky Garden Helpers From Your Kitchen...53 Ways to Feed your Soil, Pamper Your Plants and Drive Away Pests!
There are more, go check them out but don't miss the opportunity to read the first ever issue of Rodale's Organic Farming and Gardening from May 1942!