I'm attempting to start my first multi-story guild. Randomly I've ended up with a group I'd like to try planting together. Roughly how big of surface area should this cover? Plant spacing advice? Any two plants in here I should avoid putting in the same polyculture? Much thanks!
Peach Tree (full size)
(still looking for a nitrogen fixer)
where are you located?
how many of each do you have?
i do not see any problem with them except the kiwi needs a support (they are vigorous)
the peach tree shouldn't be used to support the kiwi
a nitrogen fixing tree could be used to support the kiwi
depending on you location a suitable one could be suggested
when designing the bed, think of how you are going to access (harvest)
posted 7 years ago
Thanks so much Duane!
I'm in St. Louis, MO. Zone 6
I have 1 of each plant mentioned except
2 hardy kiwi . (Not sure If I'll plant both)
1 comfrey (forgot to mention)
*I could take divisions numerous divisisions of ground covers like thyme and mint
Any advice on space requirements?...both between plants and overall surface area
Assuming that your full size peach tree has a diameter of 20ft you can plant everything under, that is about 9ft from the peach tree trunk. The only exception would be the hardy kiwi, it is going to need some type of support, like a chain link fence or the peach tree or a trellis. Other than the peach and hardy kiwi they all like shade.
I'm a newbie and this might be a little late but I believe you need to plant both a male and female hardy kiwi tree in order to produce fruit. So plant both. Also the variety of male and female is important for pollination.
Companion Planting Guide by World Permaculture Association