Miles Flansburg wrote:Welcome to permies Mike ! Looks like a real nice place. We are looking forward to seeing and hearing about what you do with your place.
Rob Lineberger wrote:I'm also in the NC piedmont but I haven't bought land yet. Hope your ventures work out well for you!
Mike Barkley wrote:Elderberries. I like it already!
Mike Barkley wrote:Dr. Redhawk's soil series
This is highly recommended reading if you haven't done so already.
I enjoyed reading your blog last month. Well done. Always good to hear from neighbors on the other side of the mountains.
Mike Barkley wrote:Howdy again. Sorry to hear about the pond but I would consider getting a second opinion or two. I live not too far from ya'll but on the other side of the mountains. That being said, I've found in my 3 years of gardening in TN that supplemental water is rarely needed for the garden. Again, being on the other side of the mountains could be the difference. Didn't see any mention of hugelkulturs. Have you considered that? They're great for water retention.
Shortly after your initial post I was offered more elderberry plants. So we now have about 20 more going. elderberry flu prevention