Toronto based photographer and jewelry designer.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Setting up my New Urban Garden.

As my favourite time of the year is just around the corner I need to start thinking about how I am going to arrange my new balcony space. I moved into a new condo a bit further out from the busy hustle of downtown Toronto and as a result I need to replan my urban garden space.
This year I want to focus more on incorporating a few principles of Permaculture into my small balcony garden; methods such as chop & drop.
Using last years plants as shredded mulch is a great way to conserve the amount of water I use and in turn as it breaks down into the soil it helps to condition and feed all my new plants. If you are interested in finding out more about this method I would highly recommend checking out this video on 'Chopping and Dropping' Featuring Val and Eli.

Here is a picture of last years crop shredded and mixed in with scrap pieces of cardboard all set to go as this years mulch.