This is my first post here on permies, I have been reading the forum for around a year now but felt like it was time for me to post something now.
So I'm planning a small guerrilla garden plot in order to grow some perennial plants, jerusalem artichokes, rhubarb, berry bushes and perhaps a few fruittrees. I'd like some input on how I could improve the plot and if you guys have some additional plants that I should consider to plant. I live in western Finland so we are quite high up north (On the level with the middle of Alaska).
I have attached a map of the plot and marked where I was standing with the red dot, the thick blue line is the creek and the thinner blue lines are ditches, I guess when it rains these ditches channel all the water from the road and hill to the east in to the creek right through the plot, should I do something in order to keep the water on the plot or no?
Anyways, thanks for any comments in advance, much appreciated!
Location: Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep clay/loam with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
posted 6 years ago
Hello, Matts and welcome to permies!
Sounds like you have an interesting project started...When does spring happen there?
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posted 6 years ago
Thanks The Thermal grow season starts 22-27.4 over here, but it is a bit warmer over here than usually, so we have started most of our seeds. I hope that the soil defrosts within two weeks enough to start planting the jerusalem artchokes, I can buy them for around $7/lbs over here, so I can plant a bunch.
If that power line is going overhead I would bet that the power company has a right of way through there or may even own the land.
Do you have power companies or does the government run the power?
I am not sure how things work there but in the USA you can sometimes talk to the company and they will let you garden with permission.
On the other hand some companies will continue to keep the area cleared and may even spray herbicides .
If they spray there be carefull when eating or drinking from the land.