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Creating an Organic Garden in Andalucia

In February 2021, Julie and I moved into a rural property in Almeria. The house has a small garden, about 200 square metres, that has been neglected for a couple of years. Much of it is paved or tiled.

Our project over the next couple of years is to turn the garden into an oasis for birds, butterflies, bees, and humans. We also want to grow some of our own veg. We will have to cut back from what we were used to. Until September 2020 we had an allotment of about 400 square metres so this reduced area will be a challenge. The experience of growing stuff for over 10 years in the allotment should prove valuable.

This series of articles will chart our progress, our successes and failures and, we hope, will inspire more of you to get out in the garden.