Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:You mentioned good points...incorporating legumes and native grasses will be beneficial...I been thinking for sometime to change the planting pattern...instead of placing seeds in the ground every three feet, maybe a 10 feet diameter circle can used...in this circle all the appropriate tree seeds can be planted closely together...in this circle legumes and native grasses can be planted or simply scattered..they will help the trees seeds to survive and improve the soil. The next circle can be 20 feet away. The advantage of this scheme is that we will create intense micro climate and rapid soil build up within the circle. The space in between the circles can be used by people to walk and harvest the fruits and nuts or for sheep or goats to graze, after the trees have fully grown... provided they are strictly controlled.
Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:Thank you Sheri,
These are good ideas, looking forward to hearing from you and maybe some photos of the results in your area.
Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:I am familiar with comfrey, but I always thought it needed plenty of moisture, and was not appropriate for hot dry climates. ...
You are saying that in Southern Portugal, comfrey roots thrown on the ground , without care or watering, will drop roots and survive ?
The wilow pieces you stuck in the ground....you watered them, until they rooted?
If you need seeds to start your project, I will be glad to send you a small package.
Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:Looking forward to may be getting some comfrey roots and seeds to try out....if they behave in a similar manner to cactus pads, it would nake reforesting and land rehabilitation, a lot easier, I have plenty of seeds when you are ready.