I did pick up some asparagus roots (?) this past month but they were marked for Spring planting...do I wait until Spring or can I plant them now? I live in the high desert - zone 7. Not sure what else I could possible make perennial except maybe garlic. We have been able to winter over chard, carrots, collards, and parsnips. I need to look up that camass...as that is new to me.
I just went to Amazon and it seems they are not selling Geoff's DVD on Food Forests... I must be overlooking something as I cannot find a link to purchase the DVD. Also in the past, I thought Paul had a link to Amazon that would reward him for the referral. Has that changed or once again, am I overlooking something obvious. I have spent at least 20 mins trying to figure this mystery out.
It does not matter to me what the label is. I need to understand the concept and that to me is all that matters. Words, labels, etc, are all limiting. Since I have little understanding I feel as if I am practicing the Buddha's concept of Beginner's Mind. Frankly I just jump into the soup and it tells me what I need to consider/know/explore.:jumpingjoy:
Okay, so I went out after work today and measured the land. The dimensions are 135' by 37.8' and on one side 30.3' because the house is L shaped. I also put a call into the County Extension to see if they could tell me about pioneer nitrogen fixing bushes. My question is: by pioneer do we mean native? That is my assumption but thought I should ask before they call back.
Thank you all for the suggestions Messirs Polk, Peavey and Lawton. I will apply mulch and in the spring nitrogen fixing seeds, bushes (now I have to do my homework) and think through the fruit tree. I have some dead leaves and can get a bunch from my neighbors. I also have some peat moss in the garage though our soil here is alkaline. I was not looking forward to the weed removal again so your suggestions are more stewardship than labor.
I live in the high desert (zone 7) and just pulled out all the weed trees and weeds out of my back yard. My plan is to create an edible landscape/garden. Now I realize that I should have just let the weeds stay until I can work on that part of the yard. Also being new to permaculture I didn't realize the value of weeds as communicators of what is going on in the soil. The question is do I let the weeds take over once again on the fallow areas as I work on a small part or do I do something to manipulate these fallow areas for the future?