Jetto’s Patch visit in March

If you were ever looking for inspiration, or just wondering what might be possible on an average suburban block, Jetto’s Patch in Maida Vale has much to make you think.

Dario in the front yard, which they converted from lawn only 18 months ago!

Dario in the front yard, which they converted from lawn only 18 months ago!

Starting in 1989, but with the newest parts only 18 months old, Dario and Michelle grow something in the region of 500 edible species on their 1482 sq m block.

The Kitchen Gardeners were delighted to accept an invitation from Dario and Michelle to hold their March workshop at Jetto’s Patch.  Some of us opted for the advertised potting seeds workshop, where we used some of our collected and donated pots, and made some out of newspaper following Debra’s expert instructions.

Most of us wandered about the verdant paradise admiring just how many plants and the amazing variety of edible plants it is possible to grow in Perth.  There are the obvious ones like figs and grapes along with some very interesting ones that you would not expect to find thriving in Perth: arabica coffee, pineapples, cherries, raspberries.

Touring the chook pen and garden

Touring the chook pen and garden

It was a hot day, but the garden was lovely and cool

It was a hot day, but the garden was lovely and cool

Lots of us took home a little piece of Jetto’s – sugarcane, perpetual pumpkin seeds and a renewed zeal for growing our own food.

If you missed out, Dario and Michelle love visitors – you can contact them via their Facebook page – JettosPatch

Dario's raised beds made of left over concrete slabs and a metal frame

Dario’s raised beds made of left over concrete slabs and a metal frame

Calico fruit bags to protect fruit from birds and bugs

Calico fruit bags to protect fruit from birds and bugs

Happy chooks

Happy chooks

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One response to “Jetto’s Patch visit in March

  1. What an amazing place!!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Funny all the gorgeous places you don’t even know exist sometimes.

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