Emerson White wrote:
You can add fertilizer to compost tea, but compost tea in and of itself is not considered a fertilizer, most do not consider compost a fertilizer either. I suspect that the OP does not want to put the effort into earth works and the like to bring the land from simple garden status to permaculture status because they have no claim on it and cannot be guaranteed a ROI.
Do they sprout up thruogh the mulch and how thick do you put it? I would like to try this using the little mulch I have.
Do you cut the grass before you spred the mulch?
I have been growing from 1-5 acers of corn and pole beans each year in the way I learned from the Mexicans (deep till and frequent cultivation). Due to the fact that I don't own the land and can't get more than a one year lease, I can't do much to make the land better.
I still use insecticide, If I dont the grasshoppers will just eat all the corn's leaves and there's a green beatle that sucks the beans flowers and they all just fall off and I get few beans. . There is also a bean burrower in many of the dry beans and I have to fumagate both grain and pulse while in storage to keep them from turning to dust.
what are you currently doing with the left over biomass from the crops( stems, leaves, etc..)
i encourage small birds to eat things like grasshoppers. this is a little hard to do in a plain field of corn and beans though. somewhere along the line you have to diversify imo.