Using Permaculture principles Wade grows 23 types of fruit and about 20 types of vegetables, has 2 hens, 2 ducks, a micro orchard, harvests rainwater via 7 butts, and uses 3 compost bins. He had used a wide range of recycled and salvaged materials to build the garden.
Wade recommended having a greenhouse. His raised beds were 3ft wide, using Linkaboard sides.
He is very inventive in how and what he grows his fruit and veg in. One of his apple trees was trained along a length of wire 18” high, so that you can step over it. Another was grown over a metal arch. Gooseberries were grown up a wall and he grows yellow raspberries which the birds don’t eat. You can also get orange and black ones apparently. Strawberries can be grown in a multi-storey way. He also grows 4 strawberry plants in a £1 bucket. He stores picked fruit in blue mushroom boxes which can be obtained free of charge from greengrocers. He had salad leaves growing in an old drawer on top of a water butt, an old Quality Street tin, as well as a hanging basket. He puts growbags of vegetables on the roof of the chicken house. His potatoes are grown in containers.
Edging can be done by using upturned glass bottles.
Tomatoes can be frozen whole. Carrots can be grown in a bucket, having been started off in a greenhouse.
Visit this website to see a photo of Wade’s garden.