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NOTE: Items listed here are a best forecast for the upcoming week. Last minute changes could occur.

 

Summer - Week 6 (5/26 & 5/29)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Squash/Zucchini

Beets

Greens (Kale, Chard, Mustard, Collards)

Arugula/Spinach

Radishes

Microgreens

Cucumbers

Green Onions

Turnips/Kholrabi

 

 

Think about how you use your washing machine.

By only putting it on when you have a full load, and by reducing the temperature (even by just a few degrees), you save energy and water − and thus money on your household bills.

 

Consider drying your clothes outside.

As the tumble drier is one of the most energy-hungry of all household appliances. Sure, outside drying may take a little longer, but think of the energy and money you are saving.

 

Summer - Week 5 (5/19 & 5/22)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Lettuce

Beets with Greens

Microgreens

Baby Greens (Arugula, Spinach)

Green Onions

Greens (Kale, Collards)

Turnips or Kohlrabi

Squash & Zucchini

 

 

Think about how often you upgrade your digital devices.

Do you really need the latest version of a smartphone, or that slightly larger TV?
Looking after devices and only replacing them when they are no longer useable reduces waste and pressure on the mineral resources that go into producing them. It also saves you money.

 

 

Summer - Week 4 (5/12 & 5/15)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

 

Lettuce

Beets with Greens

Microgreens

Baby Greens

Radishes

Kale, Collards, Chard & Mustard Greens

Potted Plant

Consider building a pond. It will attract a great variety of wildlife, allows you to cultivate aquatic species of plants, thus increasing the biodiversity of your site, it provides a body of water for emergency use, and can be used to support fish or ducks.

 

Consider harvesting rainwater. Water is a very precious resource and a lot of it simply runs off into the municipal drainage system. Diverting rainwater from the roofs of your buildings to storage units helps reduce wastage, means you use less municipal water as irrigation (so saving money) and gives you access to water even in times of extreme shortage (such as heat waves), making you more self-sufficient.

 

Summer - Week 3 (5/5 & 5/8)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Microgreens
Radishes
Arugula
Lettuce
​Beets with Greens​

Greens choice

 

 

Consider replacing paved paths in the garden with low-lying vegetation. This will reduce water runoff and increase biodiversity.

 

Consider mulching your garden beds. Mulching with organic materials adds nutrients to the soil, preserves soil moisture (so less watering is needed) and prevents erosion by wind and rain.

 

Summer - Week 2 (4/28 & 5/1)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Microgreens
Flower plant
Radishes*
Arugula*
Lettuce
Herbs / Onions
​Beets with Greens​

 

 

Think about installing solar power. The energy is free once you have the requisite equipment, and so will save on your energy bills over the long term. The initial cost can be off putting but increasingly you can arrange leasing or hire-purchase arrangements with solar power companies to offset or stagger the cost.

 

 

 

Summer - Week 1 (4/21 & 4/24)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

 

Bok Choy
Herbs / Onions
Honey
Tomato / Flower plant
Beets, with Greens
​Microgreens

 

 

Think of all the small ways you could save water in the home. From turning the tap off while you brush your teeth to fixing that dripping faucet. Even small changes soon add up, saving water and reducing water bills.

 

Consider using greywater − the "waste" water from the laundry and bathroom. As long as you use organic detergents, it's perfectly safe for use as irrigation on your garden beds − just avoid spraying it directly on fruits and vegetables.

 

 

 

 

 

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