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I'm giving a garden for Christmas.

 
Dale Hodgins
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I'm giving a garden for Christmas.  My brother and his girlfriend eat a lot of organic vegetables and they have the perfect space to plant a garden. His girlfriend will be the one looking after it, but she has no experience in gardening.
This is better than having someone with experience doing it wrong. She is totally willing to mimic my success in the three gardens that I have. Luckily,  my experience and photos have convinced her that I can lay it out.  She will simply follow my instructions on care and harvest.

  A month ago,  I cut massive amounts of Himalaya berries and other weeds while my younger brother and his friend cleared the way.

The garden space has been used intermittently to graze horses. It didn't produce enough food for these horses so a lot of hay has been brought in. I'm encouraging him to bring the horses back for a month or so. This will help to kill the weeds and mash up soil.

There were already six garden beds  created previously.  They were allowed to fall into disrepair.

This grape arbor was erected very quickly.  It's old scaffolding with a few boards on it.

In the spring,  I'll bring a bunch of plants that are started,  along with some seed.  We will create the new garden, pretty much in one day.
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Very cool idea - especially if they are wanting to learn the skills. Very exciting.
 
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She is keen to produce plenty of leafy vegetables since that's the main thing they buy. Once established,  most of these plants simply require harvest and an occasional watering in the summer.

There are several perennials including black currants,  red currants,  pears,  plums,  and grapes. Others will be added as free supplies arrive. My brother is also in demolition and we often have free reign on landscapes.

They have to pooping machines,  otherwise known as horses. This will give these animal something useful to contribute.
 
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My brother Jeff returned to Canada for work. He moved in with my older brother and has done a whole lot more to the garden space. He took over the planting and it's doing very well.

 I've lost the photos but I'll take more when I return.

 Jeff is returning to his farm in Mexico in about 10 days. We'll see if anyone looks after this garden now that it's established.
 
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