Last year Jean made his very first own permaculture garden in France. Although he has lots of practice from the Pacifics, the French climate and plants were still rather new for the previous traveller. I served as a novice assistant. Ideally it's best to start a brand new garden in the autumn, preparing the soil for the coming spring season. With the historically wet autumn, winter and spring we've had here, we didn't start until March. When the first few dearly missed dry and sunny days came, we run out with our showels and started digging.
Our new mini greenhouse made of old and left-over materials found on the property turned out great! There is plenty of space for seedlings and even some full grown plants. And still it doesn't look enormous next to the "mobile loft" (our tiny house) as the materials blend in with the surroundings.