SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION GARDENS
Food is life, and with rising food costs, and the increasing use of pesticides, more and more people are turning to their own patch of dirt to provide a fresh, accessible, cheaper alternative with a lower carbon footprint.
Greenfrog Gardens can assist your set-up and on-going food production gardening to ensure you make the most of your plot, whether it's a Hobart courtyard or a Huon Valley acreage.
Our Urban Orchard concept promotes the use of edible and fruit bearing plants in a landscape setting, making the most of limited spaces with careful planning, innovative ideas and the use of the many dwarf fruit trees now available on the market.
If you are lucky enough to have a larger plot of land, similar principles can be applied to fit in a larger number of fruit trees giving you not only the enjoyment of variety, but prolonging your fruiting period by co-ordinating varieties that fruit over a long period. Urban Orchard promotes a manageable number of healthy trees, carefully planned to reduce maintenance and increase yields.
The Urban Orchard concept relies on general all-round plant health, advocating prevention, through good gardening practices such as soil health and targeted irrigation. Sometimes climatic conditions or an infestation from a neighbour cause a pest or disease to enter your garden, many problems are relatively simple and we promote non-toxic methods.
Greenfrog Gardens attempt to keep the plants happy by analysing and improving your soil over time, whether it be better drainage, more organic matter, or an altered Ph. Soil management is an important factor in plant health, particularly in a food production garden, where it's not just healthy soil at stake.