any other permaculturists out there?
Posted April 30 2015 - 02:28 PM
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Posted August 03 2015 - 10:43 AM
No, but I find the subject fascinating.
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Posted August 10 2015 - 09:03 AM
I do semi-perma. The berries and the asparagus are perma. The green beans, tomatoes and corn are not. However, I rotate crops and add trace minerals and organic compost each season.
If I could get weed management down to a better science, I could avoid the shallow tilling that we have to do. I've tried cardboard topped with aged straw, and anything I can think of that doesn't involve chemicals.
So far, no luck. I don't mind some weeds because very often any insect pest that our beneficials don't take care of will get attracted to early weeds and leave my plantings alone. I'll leave any clover that shows up, too, for the bees. But we have some varieties of weeds growing in these mountains that get taller than me and no bugs are eating them! Those get tilled under quickly.
Like I usually say.. maybe next season I'll get it figured out.
Posted August 10 2015 - 10:57 PM
I pull weeds that are small before they go to seed. big weeds get burned, that way there is no seed to start them up again