salima musi wrote:
So no diging, mulch, water, manure, planting, mulch,water again and again and again until my well dries up 😃
Is it a good idea to plant nitrogen fixing plants (comfrey, alfa alfa) at the start of the summer? In June when temperatures reach the 100F / 45C ? Will they be ok if given enough water? or shall i wait for autumn (November) ?
Jd Gonzalez wrote:You need to capture and retain water/moisture and slow evaporation-
Start with swales on contour to capture and hold water.
Then nitrogen fixing, biomass making, flowering, shade trees in the swales to slow water loss.
Add your biomass inputs as you mentioned, manure, grass clippings mulch.
Plant ground covers that need little water to survive. Any local succulent ground covers in the area? Use those.
Then in autumn I would plant the comfrey and alfalfa.
salima musi wrote:Thanks guys, i am so glad i m getting all these advices
This is the first plan i made with small observation of land but it will probably change when it is starts raining and i have a better idea or rain flow, wind direction…
I wont be installing any drip irrigation at this point, do you think putting "ollas" right at the beginning next to native nursing trees is a good irrigation idea?