Monday, July 9, 2012

Edible Forest Gardens: Vol 2. Chapter 5 -- Site Preparation

After resuming my reading in Edible Forest Gardens, I picked out some techniques that seem promising for site preparation: 
  • Rock dust
  • Cover Crops
  • Mulch -- 1/2 - 4 inches. Not next to woody trunks. 
  • Torching weeds
  • Infiltration Swales
  • Double Digging
  • Radial Trenching -- sort of like double digging for trees (figure 5.10, p. 361)
  • Mounds -- but need to consider the impact of soil texture transition
I found the last line of the chapter to be telling: 
One thing is true, though. If you skip site preparation, you are likely to regret it for a long time to come.

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