2018 Annual Polyculture Market Garden Study - PUBLISHED
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Tasks in Chronological Order for all activity in the annual polyculture market garden beds (The Aceas) Including Zeno - Zeno Control and Epictetus
Repeated Tasks
Categories
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Polycutlure Zeno both AllAllEpictetus Epictetus Epictetus Epictetus Epictetus Epictetus AllZeno both Zeno both ZenoZenoZeno both Zeno ControlZeno both Zeno ControlEpictetus Zeno Zeno ControlEpictetus Epictetus ZenoZeno Control ZenoZeno ControlZeno Zeno Control Zeno both Zeno both Epictetus ZenoZeno ControlEpictetus Zeno Both Epictetus Epictetus ZenoZeno ControlEpictetus ZenoAllZeno ControlAllControlZenoEpictetus
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Tasks Sowing Tomatoes and Basil Soil Sampling Adding AshSowing Parsnips and Beetroot
Epic
Adding CompostSetting up ClocheDaily watering of seeds in Epictetus Sowing Out Nursery Cloche for Brassica Crops Cloche 1. Maintenance Forking Over Beds Filling Flats Pricking out Tomatoes
Planting into Cloche
Tomato Stakes
Zeno Control
Bean Tripod
Zeno
Spot weeding Beds Bean and Tomato Supports
Zeno Control
Watering Flats Bean and Tomato Supports
Zeno Control
Planting out Kale and Chard
Epictetus - Sol
Bean Transplants
Zeno
Planting and Sowing Beans Weed and Mulch Sol and Lam Planting Dwarf Beans in Lam and weeding Planting Toms
Zeno
Planting Toms
Zeno - Control
Planting SquashPlanting SquashPlanting Basil
Zeno
Planting Basil
Zeno Control
Weed and Mulch - Zeno and control Planting out Support Plants Sowing DillTomato Maintenance Tomato Maintenance Thinning and Weeding Seedlings Inspection Inspection Pest control Weeding Weeding Weeding Clear up
Zeno
Clear up
Zeno Control
Market Preparation Mowing Tying Toms and Pinching out x 4 Tying Toms and Pinching out x 4 Irrigation x 0HarvestHarvest Harvest
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Date 20/02/201706/04/201806/04/201806/04/201806/04/201809/04/201806/04/2017 -
approx 10 times 11/5/2017
28/03/201728/03 - 15/0412/04/201819/04/201720/04/201807/05/201807/05/201817/04/201717/04/201719.04 - 19.0507/05/201807/05/201807/05/201807/05/201814/05/201814/05/201714/05/201814/05/201815/05/201815/05/201820/05/201820/05/201822/05/201820/05/201824/04/201818/05/201818/05/201831/05/201825/05/201825/05/201825/05/201807/06/201807/06/201807/06/201820 weeks 13/04 - 05/0811/06 - 11/06 - untill 5th August nhone needed
from 7th September none needed
03/07 - 10/10
17 weeks
03/07 - 10/10
17 weeks
03/07 - 10/10
17 weeks
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Task Description Sowing T1 - T2 tomato seeds and L1 Basil seeds into trays Six soil samples randomly selected , mixed
,labeled clearly and sent to the lab for analysis.
100 -120g per m length
Fiskar Hand Trowel per m length
Sol making the drill for the seed
adding compost
sowing parsnips and beetroot, compressing and watering
distribute chop and drop arisings evenly across the surface
Fill wheelbarrow - shoveling compost onot beds and spreading evenly
Adding 26L of compost to every 1m length of bed.
Forking over ground, weeding and raking
Applying water from watering cans along seed strips every night Sowing seeds , labelling, watering
B2 - B3 - B4 - B5 - B6 -B9 -B10 -B11
A6 - Am1
Pulling back cover during hot days Watering every other day , every day when the weather is warm 1 hour and 9 for the whole job including weeding, raking manure on then raking back over.
Raking the mulch off before forking was the most efficient method.
69 Mins per bed
Mixing Sand and compost wetting down and filling the flats
7.5 L per tray
Sowing all Fab and Cuc into flats and 2 flats with sunflower
Making holes with steel rod
Inserting Stake hammering in with sledgehammer
Making holes with iron rod
Setting up tripod
Chop and dropping plants growing through the mulch , digging out rhizomatous plants for composting Making holes with iron rod for tomatoes
Hammer in Stakes
Make holes for bean supports
Attach nets
watering the flats
5 mins per water
twice per week
Making holes with iron rod for tomatoes
Hammer in Stakes
Make holes for bean supports place poles and tie
Planting out Kale and Chard Transplanting beans from flats into zeno
adding compost
watering in
Setting up nets
Makiing Trench
Add compost
Plant and Water x 33 Fab
Sowing and watering x 33 Bras
Removing weeds for new plants and to free up light for seedlings - mulching bare ground Planting Bean plants from flats
Watering
Forking over planting holes
Making planting hole ,planting toms, tying in tomatoes
adding cupped handful of compost to surface
watering in
Forking over planting holes
Making planting hole ,planting toms . tying in tomatoes
adding cupped handful of compost to surface
watering in
Making holes
adding compost 2.5L per plant
Planting
Watering
Making holes
adding compost 2.5L per plant
Planting
Watering
Planting 21 plants
adding compost
watering
Planting 21 plants
adding compost
watering
Remove weeds for incomign plants - mulching bare ground planting out 10x calendula in each trial bed
Clearing reeds from strip ,making a trench ,adding compost , patting sown . sowing and watering Replacements and TiesReplacements and Tiesweeding seedlings
thinning beetroots parnips
transplanting beetroots to fill gaps
Plant inspection , weeding , removing pests Plant inspection , weeding , removing pest and replacing failed plants Checking undersides of leaves on brassica crops weeding bind weed and others from center of bed weeding bind weed and others from center of bed Weediing chop and dropping courgettes and toms
packing away bean supports
weeding
chop and dropping courgettes and toms
packing away bean supports
weeding
sorting marketable produce
bagging and labelling
3-4 veggie boxes
and irregular quantities from Trustika food co op

Mowing the pathways and edges of the bed and depositiing the cuttinmgs to bed surface

Tying the tomates , pinching out axillary growth and weeding Tying the tomates , pinching out axillary growth and weeding
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Notes All the seeds sown into the following
2 x Tomato Trays 50x30x15cm
Basil Tray 45x30x9cm
22.5 L of medium in brown trays
12.15L of medium in the white trays
To avoid contaminating the sample do not use copper tools , use clean tools, clean buckets and a clean bag time it takes 1 person to apply ash to 6 beds


1 wheel barrow = 60L
1 wheel barrow every 3m
no fertility added
- 6 x 1.3m bed prepared (weeded tilled and raked even)
- bed divided up into six sections for various species and chard was sown vertical between the sections to mark the boudaries.
- 5cm wide troughs made with trowel
- Seedling mix added to troughs
- seeds sown and labelled
- compressed with base of trowel
- watered
- buggered up by cats :)
1,5 m was not taken up with the above seeds and sown out with Japanese Radish
With broad fork 15 flats
each flat with 28 cells - 70mm x 70mm cells
Approx 8-12 cm between plants ,each cultivar market with sowing of support species
tagete sp. calendule sp and borage
Time does not include gatherimg the poles to the bed
Based on last years record
estimated based on time it tool 1 person to clear 4 beds 72 mins per bed 36 minutes for one person /2 2 hrs per bed 1 hr 53 mins per bed 11 minutes per bed 8 mins per bed 35 mins per bed 10 mins per bed one personestimated based on time it took 1 person to sow the bed transplant tomato
tying tomatoes
watering
transplant tomato
tying tomatoes
watering
50 mins per bed 15 mins per bed 1 person 20 mins per bed 1 person checking undersides of leaves on brassica crops checking undersides of leaves on brassica crops time taken for 2 people on 2 beds time taken for 2 people on 2 beds time taken for 2 people to complete tasks
average - 2 hrs each week - 2 people
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Formula 100-120g per m length 26L of compost for 1m of bed length 5 mins per day
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Based on how many people 111211112222222122222222222222222222222222212222
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Inputs for Unit 57.15L sowing medium
2 x 14W - 31 x 31 cm LED grow lamp
Strong plastic bag 13800g of Ash 40L of seedling mix 1380 L compost8 x 2m poles
2m x 6m plastic sheet
45L per day seeds
40L sowing medium
15 Flats
112L seedling mix
88 poles 1 - 1.5 m bean poles
Tripod tye
roundwood stakes and poles roundwood stakes and poles 66L compost 23L5 bales per bed
10 bales
50 L of compost per bed
100 L total
50L of compost per bed
100 L total
25L compost25L compost40 L compost 40 L compost 10 bales per bed
40 bales
50L compost
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Costs (BGN)33compost = 40BGN for transit bucket full
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Category Propagation Analysis FertilityPlanting /Sowing FertilityPropagation Propagation Propagation Propagation Set upPropagation Propagation Set upSet upSet upSet upPropagation Set upPlanting /Sowing Planting /Sowing Planting /Sowing Garden Care Planting /Sowing Planting /Sowing Planting /Sowing Planting /Sowing Planting /Sowing Planting /Sowing Garden Care Planting /Sowing Planting /Sowing Garden Care Garden Care Garden Care Garden Care Garden Care Garden Care Garden CareGarden CareGarden Care Set up/down Set up/down Market PrepMowing Irrigation HarvestHarvestHarvest
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Time (mins)30 mins 10 mins 1207230 mins 506069 per bed 7.5 minutes per tray120108664514040140608416014418240226221650321402040100302012203860Total time recorded
estimate
Total time recorded
estimate
30 mins per cut 5545
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Estimated Pro Time 4mins per beds 36 minutes per bed 5 mins each time 60 mins 42 mins per bed 72 mins per bed 120 mins per bed 113 mins per bed 25 mins per bed 16 mins per bed 35 mins per bed
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Total time 301024120723050603027611312010866451404014060841601441812022622165032140204030301003020122038601010
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