Hackney Permaculture

Greening the stoop
April 1, 2009, 9:25 pm
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So our house has a lovely big stoop which being south facing, gets a lot of sun and is ace for eating, playing music and now hopefully growing…

My new housemate Rachael and I have been busily filling it up with pots filled with chamomile, caraway, wild flowers, a selection of salad leaves and various other bits and bobs.

Note the lovely new watering can and a fancy propagator from my grandparents. Happy days.

Rachael on the stoop

Rachael on the stoop


Sowing some seeds
March 30, 2009, 9:08 pm
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At last, ’tis the time to start sowing!

After waiting an age for some seeds to arrive from Tamar Organics, Rachael and I got involved with some toilet rolls, potting compost, propagating okra and tomatoes.

Everyone seems to have an opinion on the best way to propagate so I am going to break ranks and try everything which means using a rag tag army of bottles, cartons, toilet rolls, food cartons, leaf mulch, compost, soil and love.

Rachael sowing okra

Rachael sowing okra