Dennis Bangham wrote:I am glad I read this since I am about to add rings of compost and wood chips around my trees. How far from the tree trunk should I start the compost and the wood chips? 3 or 4 inches maybe? Also how far out should the ring extend? Maybe 3 or 4 feet in diameter?
Is there a stop point when adding this around my trees every year? I remember reading that tree roots can suffocate and harm the tree if they are buried under soil after the tree has grown?
5,000 square feet of full-sun growing space. The soil is okay (clay-ish but I plan to amend with compost and woodchip mulch, of which I have a nearly limitless supply). It has been tilled and grown in for the past decade: potatoes, onions, beans, etc. etc. I am hoping to grow corn, soybeans, bush beans, amaranth, flax, peas, oats, wheat, and/or other field crops to supplement my chicken feed and process the flax for fiber. I