Marianne West wrote:I think one of the best advice I have gotten is to slow down, observe, make a plan......... Being somewhat impatient, this is hard for me, but I see the value. it takes much more time to redo things than to do them right in the first place.
Marianne West wrote:that said, throwing down a cover crop seems like a good idea
Me Wagner wrote: Is Mollison's deign manual good for a total beginner like myself?
Jeanine Gurley wrote:Me Wagner, I noticed you are a 'neighbor' here in the SouthEast U.S.
I suggest planting some mustard seeds (different varieties if you can find them). And any other greens that you can find.
That will give you some nice greens to look at over the winter. Young leaves are good raw in salads, larger ones sauteed quickly in bacon fat and eaten by themselves or mixed in with rice or scrambled eggs.
The greens are so easy to grow, the mustard especially will turn into sprays of beautiful yellow flowers in the spring, the bees will love you for it, and then into seed that you can turn around again and plant in the fall. Doesn't really matter where you plant it.
Then when the hot weather is here again just cut the plant off at the base and let the roots decay in the soil.
That is a 'quicky' way to get started with something in the ground while you plan your bigger adventures in permaculture.
Ivon Carter wrote:Hello guys, we are looking for a land at this moment. So, do you already have land? I am interested, what should I look for when I am buying a land. I know that I have to see is there a water supply and good approach to the land, but for other factors like pollution, noise, is that just luck??