No hunching, no kneeling, no kneeboards – just you, standing comfortably to plant, water, weed, and harvest. I am in Bristol and will send pictures if wanted. Doing this instead of rows in such a tight space almost doubled the surface area for planting. The wall of the keyhole garden. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. The composting basket replenishes the soil’s nutrients as well. Keyhole Farm was one of the earliest pioneers in the United States to adopt this concept, which is a near-perfect gardening system. An African keyhole garden is basically a small scale intensive raised bed growing system that is fed through a central composting system which is made in the design of a basket to allow water and nutrients to access the soil where the plants are growing. Trackbacks/Pingbacks. These beds are placed on existing lawn or dirt without the need for digging and can eventually be built up into raised designs as well. The origin of the “keyhole” structure lies in Africa where the climate requires the most efficient use of water resources. This gives the garden a keyhole shape when viewed from above. The following is a list of recurring points made for the garden design to work efficiently. You can make it as high, or low, as you like as long as it holds the soil in. 5. What is a Keyhole Garden? No need to register, buy now! Art Deco Keyhole Garden: Recycling damaged glass blocks to create a composting keyhole garden is the latest structure in my permaculture farm.Typically, a keyhole garden is a type of raised bed, which utilizes space very efficiently, and as an added feature also has a compo… Find the perfect keyhole garden stock photo. Keyhole garden designs are quite similar to the raised garden beds which many people are familiar with. Keyhole Garden Construction. Here we show you how easy it is to build a keyhole bed. 6. A single keyhole garden affords enough abundance to provide a large family with a year round supply of vegetables. The concept of keyhole gardens began in Lesotho, Africa. In the photos below we illustrate how we created a small rectangular overgrown space into a good looking, functional, sheet mulched square keyhole garden. Improving drainage. Each keyhole garden has a composting basket built into its center. A keyhole gardening bed is raised to either hip or waist level, with a semi-circle center, allowing you to easily reach all areas of the raised bed. The garden uses a number of layers to retain moisture and nourish the soil, making it more productive than a conventional garden. Continue to build up the outside wall of the keyhole garden using your stones or bricks. This style of gardening is very convenient for those who like to engage in the activity, but are not ready to experience back pain. Wet newspaper or cardboard is placed on the chosen site (in the desired shape). 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