James Freyr wrote:Do any permies grow a “survival of the fittest” or chaos type garden?
I use sweet potatoes.
Ellendra Nauriel wrote:My garden tends to be very, very weedy. My potatoes didn't seem to care. The tomatoes were stunted, and more died out or never flowered than would have if there hadn't been weeds. My squash and melons are only about 1/20th as productive as they could be.
I think if I could keep the weeds shorter than 6 inches, they wouldn't be a problem. The trouble is really the fact that they're shading out everything. Parts of the garden where I was able to keep the weeds down for the first month, are doing much better than the rest, because the vegetables were able to get a head start.
I'm hoping to find a short, creeping, tenacious plant that I could use to keep the taller weeds out. Bonus if it has some use other than as a cover crop.
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