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Dadaas Balada
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Location: Croatia
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Here it is, i made my design. I just place all plants that are now on my land. This are mostly trees. I have a vegetable zone which i can drop and spread vegetables near the guilds i will create. I have lots of chokeberrys and i m not sure what to do with them. Chokeberry trees are young and i can dig them out and place them on other area. Also peaches are young and i can dig them too.

So please help me out with creating a best possible design.

I have a 1o metters walnut tree and near that tree i have chokeberrys and some plums. But what to place below walnuttree, i hear nothing can survive below walnut tree. My main problem is how to set up all those chokberrys that were just thrown on the land.

Check my picture design and you will see what i m saying.
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Dan Grubbs
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I won't presume to offer design ideas at this point because I'm not sure we have enough information from you. You'll need to provide a good deal of information for people to give you advice.

1 - Describe your growing zone or general environmental conditions of your property.
2 - Describe your landscape: size of areas, geology, soil type, slope, sun orientation, direction of prevailing winds, cold winds, warm winds; what structures are already in place.
3 - Do you have a water source on property and are there any legal restrictions on how you use or capture water?
3 - Describe you personal goals for the property and how you want to live on it or what you value more than other things, such as privacy or fuel/food/fiber needs, etc.
4 - Tell us how many people will be working the property now and in the future.

These are just a few quick things off the top of my head that are important to consider before specific design ideas might be suggested. Others are more experienced than I am, but I think knowing these things would help a lot for anyone here to give you useful information.

 
Dadaas Balada
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Location: Croatia
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1 - Describe your growing zone or general environmental conditions of your property.
it is a backyard. At front (north is a house and behind is this my permaculture design i have whole land at exposal), i have lots of fruit trees as you see on design but i want to palnt lots of vegetables too.

2 - Describe your landscape: size of areas, geology, soil type, slope, sun orientation, direction of prevailing winds, cold winds, warm winds; what structures are already in place.
Size is 25th meters wide and like 40 meters long. Soil type is maybe not the best, some kind of mixure of clay and gravel, we have cold and warm winds, but backyard is somehow protected by direct cold wins since house is protecting the backyard. From south i can expect warm winds more often, and there i no protection to the backyard since there is no wall to protect warm south wind. Well check my design belowfor sun, it goes from west to east. I have garage near my backyard but i didnt include it to permaculture design.

3 - Do you have a water source on property and are there any legal restrictions on how you use or capture water?
I have a pump, so i pump water from ground, is that good? Or i can somehow improvie to pump that water and make a lake?

3 - Describe you personal goals for the property and how you want to live on it or what you value more than other things, such as privacy or fuel/food/fiber needs, etc.
I want to grow food for me and my family. And maybe i throw a beehive or two to have a nice feeling. Also i have many birds already in backyard so i build more nests for them.

4 - Tell us how many people will be working the property now and in the future.
I can work full time, but there are 3 or 4 people who will join me when needed.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
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Zenais Buck
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There have been some threads here on Walnut guilds. Depending on what can grow in your area, you can plant a guild to provide food and medicine for yourself and animals and also provide habitat and enrich the soil.
Some for my area are currants and borage, for example. Do a quick search here and it will turn up.
 
Dadaas Balada
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What about those chokeberrys, they are palnted randomly all around my backyard. Can i dig them out, they are planted now for 1 year, not sure how deep they grow they roots.

And offtopic fromt hsi desgin, anyone know what can i plant (guilds) for Paulownia Elongata? It is a tree. Woodtree.
 
Landon Sunrich
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Dadaas,

Without actually seeing it I can't comment much, especially since I've only stared at Croatia from the other side of the Adriatic, but I will say:

Looks well though out. The tree/bush/garden placement look good for the sun your working with. I'd start digging into that and I am way lots more a fan of the observation part of gardening.
 
Dadaas Balada
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Can you tell me anything about that chokeberrys? It is very popular plant in my country but i m almost sure i place it on wrong spots since i was planting it randomly before i even know anything about permaculture.

Chockeberry is also known as aronia
 
Landon Sunrich
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No, I'm afraid I can't. I've never grown it and not even 100 percent sure if I've seen it grown. I'm checking it out now though. Looks interesting.
 
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