this is my first post on this forum, and I am very excited about it!
I have a questionn and truly hope to get an answer.
I live in Namibia (Africa), and we are preparing for winter gardens now.
We have nice temps in winter during the day, but it can go well below 0 C in winter for just a few nights.
I am struggling to get info on preparing a garden bed the permie way fo root veggies.
What I see is that fertile soil will let the leaves grow more than the roots, or will let the carrots fork, which we don't really want.
We started permaculture gardens at our local schools last spring - September 2011, with beds made of sheet mulching, so they are now nicely composted, and now we want to plant the root veggies!
Can you please give some advice here?