Then, the other day, I saw it done! Someone who lives near me has a field, probably thirty acres, lined with berms that are covered in honey mesquites. And the grass, since there are currently no crops, is WAY greener than everywhere else.
So, I planted this in the southwest forum, because I know that there are many places in the SW that are overgrown with mesquites, particularly. South Texas brush country being probably the biggest. So why isn't anyone clearing these thickets to manageable sizes and growing crops/permacultre in between?
I know it's a lot, and I beat around the corner a lot, but that's it... Why isn't overgrown mesquite thickets/forests being taken advantage of?
Jon La Foy wrote:That's a great idea Wayne! The trees would act like the trellis and they'd be fertilized. I see a potential problem if the tree gets too tall, grabbing the grapes. But with proper pruning, it can easily be done. You should look into it!
I would try it since my property is in Az. wine country, but I don't have any native Mesquite. I do have a couple of small Chileans growing, but way to small right now.
I need to talk to some of the other property owners around me about trying it.
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