Josh Chance wrote:Hello Mr. Falk,
Welcome to Permies!
How would you incorporate annual vegetables into a permaculture system in zone 3? Or do they have a place in such a system? What is your opinion about annual vegetables as a continued portion of our diet?
If I wanted to grow annual vegetables in zone 3, what suggestions would you make to reduce cultivation work for a family of three and a small scale farm (1-3 acres)?
Thanks for hanging out with us!
Ben Falk wrote:Reducing work in veggies?
I am no veggie expert by any means, but for what it's worth:
-cover crop and break weed cycles
-grow in rows, forget mandala gardens! We tried one. that's a LOT of work in this climate.
-use long handled tools.
-Plant densely/aim for biointensive.
-feed plants urine.
-use warm water not cold well water. from a pond is good. fertigate.