Finally, after a cold start to the year, it’s time to transplant the indigo plants (Persicaria tinctoria, Isatis tinctoria, Indigofera suffructicosa and Indigofera arrecta) into the prepared raised beds that are 80 cm wide and 10 meters long.
The fixed paths between the rows are important. “Bed stays bed and path stays path”, explains Tristan. “My goal is to produce vegetables while improving the soil. That’s why I mulch everything here – beds and paths. This protects the soil from the sun and heavy rain – I don’t have any erosion and the fungi and worms find an ideal climate and enough food.”