head count in the garden

mixed veg & herb bed, designed by students

mixed veg & herb bed, designed by students

I took a count of all the veggies & herbs we have growing in the permaculture garden at Maru a Pula school.  It’s growing strong, with some animals snacking on a few of the veggies, which we will have to find a solution for.  Perhaps putting netting over the plants would be a good idea.  In the garden we have about:

350 spinach plants

300 cabbage plants

50 broccoli plants

50 onions

60 lettuce  heads

As well as lots of lemongrass, lavender, a few varieties of indigenous drought-resistant plants, a couple artemesia plants (used as an anti-malarial in chinese medicine), marigolds (to keep away pests) & TONS of herbs: dill, mint, pineapple mint, rosemary, sage, parsley, and tarragon.

a big thanks to Green Gem Nursery in Phakalane, Botswana for donating every single vegetable and herb seedling to our garden.  You guys rock~ Thank you!

It’s looking mighty green around here.

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