R Scott wrote:It is a pretty big step to go from a Holland planter rowed monoculture to true perenial permaculture.
It is possible to do mixed-flat plantings with a transplant planter--but you are planting at the same time, not necessarily timing for harvest. To plant into existing beds, it is more manually intensive--step planter or trowel.
Harvesting of root crops are a problem unless they are the last in the bed, but manual picking anything else is about the same. You are not going to run a machine.