Today we took a trip up to Brisbane to find/collect/purchase some new trees and plants. We are now planting the South Gully and endeavouring to restore the rainforest that was previously there.
We also have a number of other places that need planting, including the roadside and parts of the home hill. These areas are part of our battle against erosion.
When we first moved in, we quickly created a raised veggie bed to produce food and within the next month our tomatoes, capsicum, asparagus, eggplant, string beans, broad beans, pumpkin and snow peas will start producing.
To help make the garden bed as productive as possible we added mushroom compost that we bought from the side of the road from a mushroom producer, mountain soil we collected from piles that have been excavated from the side of the mountain to maintain the roads after rock slides when it rains, plus we added horse manure we had also bought in bags locally.