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The Ultimate Permaculture Plant Database

 
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Location: Dolan Springs, AZ (Zone 9a)
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Ok, hopefully, the title sold you :)
I'm putting together a mindmap of plants for permaculture use. I've been surfing the internet all over, looking for good pioneer plants in my area (AZ, I'll take suggestions!), what I can try, what's good for soil building, etc. So I'm compiling what I do have and what try out into an easy to read format for myself as I start my journey into permaculture.

Then I thought, with everyone's help we could build the ultimate permaculture Plate Database! I (and a few others) can just add to the database and build from information that anyone can provide (with links if possible).

Here's a quick look of what I'm building. Only one plant in there now, but you can get the picture. I will be adding what I have and what I browse on the internet.
You may have to sign up to see the mindmap (its free).
https://bit.ly/2PjliZ8

If you would like to help, please provide the following information for beneficial permaculture plants:

Information
By Name: Plant Name (common), Plant Name (Scientific)
By USDA Zone
Native To
Annual/Perrenial, Evergreen
Tree, Bush/Shrub, Herbs and Ground Cover, Cacti/Succulent
Edibile/Medicinal/Other Uses

Care
Grow From Seed
Grow From Cutting
How To Take Cutting
Water Needs - light, medium, heavy
Light Needs - full sun, partial sun, shade
Harvesting

Permaculture
Good Companion Plants and Guild Families it belongs to
Nitrogen Fixers
Attracts Beneficial Insects/Pest Control
Attracts/resistant to Wildlife
Shade Tree, Ground Cover, Border Plants

Or let me know of other categories that I may have missed.

 
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Have you read Dave Jacke & Eric Toensmeier's two volume book set, Edible Forest Gardening? They have a fabulously comprehensive series of charts and spreadsheets listing plants for temperate climates.
 
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Before you get too deep into it, try to look at www.pfaf.org :-)

There are several databases around the Internet, I also like Daves Garden www.davesgarden.com.

I'm personally building an Access database for the plants I'm particularily interrested in, but it's not very user friendly to say the lesat, but does what I need. If you are interrested, then I can send you a copy.
 
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Frederik Grøn Schack wrote:Before you get too deep into it, try to look at www.pfaf.org :-)

There are several databases around the Internet, I also like Daves Garden www.davesgarden.com.

I'm personally building an Access database for the plants I'm particularily interrested in, but it's not very user friendly to say the lesat, but does what I need. If you are interrested, then I can send you a copy.



Thanks, yea it looks like too big an endeavour. Im sticking to the plants I have and want to get, build it up from there. thanks for the input. I ran into daves garden in my searches
 
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