Alder Burns wrote:If you have plans for fruit or other trees, and even bush fruits, whether in an orchard or scattered about, consider starting areas of garden where the trees, etc. are going to go and planting the trees among your vegetables. You will have several years to grow there, and can always be slowly adding more shade-tolerant perennials up under the trees as they grow. The trees will benefit hugely from the soil preparation, water and attention given primarily to the annuals. When the area is mostly shaded, you will have succeeded the area to perennials or perhaps groundcover or pasture, and moved the annual garden elsewhere. This is one way to utilize succession and stacking functions. You can keep doing this until all of your perennial plants are established and by then you will have a much better idea of where and how big your permanent annual garden area will need to be....
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