I'll probably embark on some wide-scale mulching/sheet mulching to get rid of the grasses that are currently in control back there.
My question: Can anyone help to suggest a seed mixture to toss out and about to get this going in the right direction? Suggestions on ground covers, etc. Would love for the majority of it to be edible as well. We have planted a lot of fruittrees (some are N fixers) but they are still only a few feet high at most, so there is little no shade in the majority of the property.
I have a good idea of some of the veggies I will planting in the hugel beds and over some areas (greens, beets, carrots, tomatoes, etc.) but what about some flowers, alfalfa, etc?
Location: Adelaide, South Australia (Mediterranean climate)
posted 9 years ago
What is your soil like, dustbin? I have soil on the alkaline side. I've had the most success in our Mediterranean climate with lucerne (alfalfa), borage, red clover, and broad beans. These all grow fairly vigorously and can be cut to make space for annuals while also improving the soil.