• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • James Freyr
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • jordan barton
gardeners:
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Leigh Tate

northern country guilds

 
Posts: 103
Location: NW Montana, Hardiness Zone 4b
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
In the north country (zone 4), some of us start hardening off our fruit trees by late August -- meaning that we don't want to disturb soil (eg., pulling roots or tilling) or water the plants within an area that contains the rhizosphere of any given tree. (We don't want to stimulate microbial activity.) Thus, for 2 months or so, these areas are not suitable for growing annuals. As the trees mature and the rhizosphere expands, this area grows and adds up to a large area considering all the trees in a food forest garden. Do you have any suggestions for coping with this use-conflict?
gift
 
Rocket Mass Heater podcast gob
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic