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I have been in China for the last six months. Since I have been here I have been searching for a place to practice some permaculture. I am not experienced at this so I thought some early practice could help with preventing future disasters. So want me to use a peice of their land to see what permaculture is all about. The plot is maybe 75 feet wide and over 300 feet long. It is between a road and netting for a driving range I will attach pictures later. What I have questions about is what to plant and how and when. I would be most pleased with anyone could send some ideas my way. I have seen videos and read books about permaculture but some of the important things i either missed or didnt see were how to plant and what. The climate is a lot like Kansas the city is called Pinghu about a hour an a half west of Shanghai. More info later

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well you might not want to put in a lot of "permanent" crops as you would have to dig and ship them if you move..but if you plan to be there long enough some might be worth it.

I would try to find some wood to make a hugel bed and soil and compostables to add to the top..and then put in your crops..whatever you really love to eat.

I feel it is a waste of time to plant things you don't like.

also put in a few insect attractors, dynamic accumulators and nitrogen fixers to make sure that they plants are well supplied and maybe some compost plants like comfrey or rhubarb
 
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plant things the locals really like to eat, and plant them all together.
 
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