Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Edible Forest Gardens: Vol 2. Chapter 6 -- Garden Establishment

Construction Sequence:

  • Broad scale site prep. -- grading, drainage, irrigation, tilling, cover-crops, clearing
  • Staking out -- paths, beds, key plant location
  • Bed-by-bed site prep. -- double digging, amending
  • Planting woody plants
  • Sheet mulch
  • Staking out patches
  • Plant herbs
  • Aftercare -- watering, weeding
The discussion on planting reminded me that I need to take some care with managing soil horizons as I build mounds and swales. Need to keep topsoil above subsoil. 

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