Tim Kivi wrote:I hate having to choose between planting one or the other, because of limited space. I mean leafy things like spinach and lettuce under apple and plum trees. It' some of the vegetables don't grow as big but I don't want the trees to suffer.
In the worst case I suppose I'd have to resort to herbs, but I'd rather more diverse vegetables.
Tim Kivi wrote:This is what's so intriguing about permaculture. All gardening sources say that they'll compete for nutrients and harm each other. Yet permits experience the opposite.
By under the trees I mean right in the soil, not in pots or anything like that.