Good evening everyone. A friend and I have recently been gifted and opportunity to transform a 5 acre lot into our own slice of permaculture heaven. Right now were working with pretty much bare and compacted soil. I'm working on our initial soil building seed plan right now and I have come up with what I think is a good plan. Any feedback or advice is going to be much appreciated.
So what im thinking right now is to try and seed as much of the property we can with a mix of buckwheat, sunn hemp, and dutch white clover. What excited me about this was the sheer biomass sunn hemp can produce in such a short amount of time. I added white clover, because you can never go wrong with a little clover, and the buckwheats ability to attract bees and make phosphorus available for plants. Adding organic matter into the soil as quickly as possible is my first priority.
Our property is going to zone 9b/10a on the west coast of Florida, for reference. Another question I had for future planting. Are there any special considerations I should take when dealing with calcareous soil? I haven't got to digging in the property yet, but if its anything like the rest of the state its gonna have a ton of limestone rock about 12-16 inches down, possibly even less.
Like I mentioned before, any feedback is gonna be much appreciated. We really wanna start this off right and do it the best we can.
What about a deep tillage something--chickory, radish, dandelion, etc?
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posted 6 years ago
We were thinking of doing daikon radish and other deep tilling roots for the planting after the sunn hem and buckwheat. Since the sunn hemp grows so big so fast we think im might shade out a lot of shorter plants like daikon and dandelion.