Has anyone tried Guerilla Gardening?
We are in our 3rd year of what many are saying is the worst drought in living memory. We've had less than 1ml of rain in the past month; and that was accompanied by gale force winds.
Due to that I am looking at various ways to produce enough food in the most practical and efficient way.
One of those ways is Guerilla Gardening...finding a suitable spot on 'common ground/ land' and simply planting some seeds.
Today I went to a place that I've walked to with my 2yr grandson reasonably frequently. I found around 8 sites and dug a small hole. I planted one of two varieties of pumpkin seeds in each hole.
What I found was the soil looked for the most part very fertile. Even without rainfall almost all the sites I dug in were nice and moist. I have a lot of hope that the seeds will germinate in due course.
The area isn't in a spot where there is frequent foot traffic by people, yet wombats seem to have trails through there, and I noticed wombat poo scattered about...actually, as I had taken my gloves, in one site I put some over one of the seed beds....
On my walk home I noticed a few more overgrown areas that seemed fertile and unkempt. These were a little closer, so I am considering putting some vegetable spaghetti in there also. If people happen upon them and pick them I am not necessarily worse off as I am using seed saved from other harvests, and that I have an abundance of. I don't have any intention of watering or tending to the seeds, simply going on our regular walks and wishfully watching to see what results come to pass.
Whether rabbits, wombats, other people, or we have a harvest, I believe it will be an interesting and valuable gardening and life lesson.
Happy Gardening and Experimenting!