Garden Practices at A Fare With Nature Accommodation
Garden Practices @ Prom Road Farm
2 acres of edible garden featuring many varied edible plants.Seasonal plantings all year round gaurantees veggies and hopefully a range of fruits all year round. Below are some shots of same, but all defintely need upgrading which will hopefully happen during these coming Winter months. Have been having taste testing lately with home made Rhubarb wine (in stock) varied dips, fresh produce from garden etc. All had a positive effect on those lovely ladies from Mt Best. Below and to left are photos on propagating tomato plants. If you still have your tomato plant and a hot house to continue your plants into Winter (and this could be guess work as hot house is still in 'first year of practice': take a lateral from plant (growth at leaf joint, not flower growth), pop into water for a few weeks until shoots appear, then place same in potting mix which will give one a new plant to grow on (we hope)
And here we have subsistence farming, that being the Orchard, Vegetable, Berries and Cottage Gardens set on two acres which was once part of the farm.
Practices being organic fertilizer, resulting in chemical free fruit and vegies.
Guests are most welcome to take home that bag of manure, or pick a cob of sweet corn to munch during their time in beautiful Prom Country.
The garden has been developed with the following practices:
- Companion plantings
- Seasonal plantings
- Edible garden
- Planting by moon
- All vegetable plantings labelled and dated
- Rotational plantings of vegetables
- See blog for seasonal fresh fruit and vegies.
Aim Of Garden: To cater to the five senses with as much variety in fresh fruit and vegies as is possible to provide for guests.
We are talking South Gippsland where we don’t have as much choice as other states. With fresh fruit, berries, vegetables or herbs, guests have opportunity to see and taste as they walk the walk.
Recently constructed is the hot house adjoining north end wall of house.
Guests are most welcome to have their cuppa or a meal whilst enjoying the ambience of interior and the views to the Cherry grove and the hills of South Gippsland.
To date, have black and yellow passionfruit, cuttings which are nearly ready to pot on, strawberries, early french and climbing beans, tomato plants, lettuces etc. all of which will end up on menu.
Everything is experimental at present, but it is fun, especially if hail is outside and you have the comfort of being inside glass house.