Mhorag Chenowth describes moving from a small suburban block to ten acres as ‘a huge learning curve.’ But inspired by social media and aided by her husband, Glenn (weekend mower and heavy lifting helper), Mhorag, who works in the garden every day, has created ‘a place of beauty and function’ that’s home to around forty fruit trees including an abundance of avocados.
In our food garden
We grow what we love to eat. Tomato season is fantastic as we use them in so many ways. The mandarin tree is a massive hit with our grandchildren. You can always tell when they’ve been by following trails of peel through the garden. We share our produce with our children and neighbours and cook, freeze, and preserve what we can.
Standout sustainable practices
Our vegetable garden is pesticide-free. We rely on netting and companion planting to protect our garden from bugs and birds. We’re currently trialling vertical growing on an arch installed to give us more room in the beds. Compost bays are on the list for 2024. While our vegetable garden is irrigated, the rest of our garden thrives on rainwater.
Top tip for novice gardeners
Never give up
Look out for
Something around every corner always catches your eye, but look out for the abundant bird life.
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Avocado … healthy, delicious, and full of nutrients