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Millo Magnocavallo

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ok, have liked! i don't know what the fuss is about with respects to facebook. it's a tool that can be used for good, no matter how many douchebag cia's are out there listening.

if you get onto the colbert report then it's the perfect time to start talking about alternative trading schemes and how they fit into the permaculture scene!!

good luck!!!
Thanks Burra Maluca!

That makes sense to me. I think it's probably about the best I could do and worth trying. The area does seem to retain more moisture than most other areas during summer (and damn was it hot and dry this summer) so I've tried planting some bamboo close by as well, hopefully that can generate lots of mulch as well that I can then throw on around the tree. I don't think I'll have a shortage of mulch though. Lots of scrub to cut down around here yet. Thanks for your response.

I'm on the north west end of Serra de Estrelas, between two villages Carrapichana and Vila Ruiva. It's out towards Guarda.
7 years ago
Hi,

First of all I'm new to this site. Much respect to Jim Wheaton for this site. Really nice effort!

As with most forum posts I always wonder if I'm reposting something that's already been posted but I coudn't find anything so if there is something that's already been posted regarding this then please point me to that and I'll take a look.

I've recently purchased land and it's quite rocky (granite). The soil is good. It's pretty much loamy / sandy soil. I am finding, however that the soil is quite shallow in alot of places. There are lots of young oak trees growing everywhere (there was a fire that wiped out what was here about 5-6 years ago I was told) and they grow especially well amongst the rocks but I don't really know how deep they are going with the roots. I mention this because I've recently started planting fruit trees. Now, with things like almonds, figs, hazelnuts and the more hardier types of trees I don't mind, but I've been trying to find a suitable place for the cherry tree, which could do with a more moist place and when I find areas that are more moist than others I usually only get about 1 foot deep before hitting rock. I'm not sure if cherry could deal with this or whether perhaps I should consider trying to build up a kind of hugelkulture mound / plateau and plant on top of that? Could that be a suitable option and would it be necessary?

Any ideas would be welcome.

Many kind regards and thanks in advance.
Millo
7 years ago