The raising of the seeds

 Plant nursery_

Plant nursery_

The permaculture garden at Jiwa Damai features a plant nursery. This area is sheltered by a roof to protect the seeds from the heavy tropical rains.

One challenge we have is to raise the little seeds, grow them into small plants,  that can then be planted into the grounds.

 Plant nursery

Plant nursery

The ideal thing would be to grow the seeds in biodegradable pots. On Bali, unfortunately there are no biodegradable pots available. So once more we had to be inventive and develop our own devices: We use cut banana leaves, which are  folded into the shape of a pot.

 Plant nursery (1)

Plant nursery (1)

This technique is working very well. The seeds develop beautifully. Once big enough they are planted in the organic garden.

 Plant nursery (2)

Plant nursery (2)