Tyler Ludens wrote:If you can irrigate a bit you can grow all of these: http://perennialvegetables.org/perennial-vegetables-for-each-climate-type/mediterranean-and-mild-subtropical/
I am living in Athens Greece for now.
I have been asked to present Permaculture and start a garden into the backside of the Fine Art University. ;z)) Lucky me!
I see a grass area full of 1-2 meter citrus trees. some mature oaks.
Water is accessible, Ie, we can water sometimes, some places..
It has no layering at all for the moment. Just trees and grass.
it's flat as a pancake. So I want to dig berms and add mounds for various reasons.
However it's June now. I have to start this project before the school year ends and then maybe come back to it after summer.
-I'm thinking to try and collect as much Green/brown composting material as possible now. mix and mound it on site so during summer heat it can brake down and be ready when (hopefully) September means the return of Students and activity.
Design paths, around mulching / composting piles.
and add a canopy layer of some more choice N - fixing trees which can be watered over summer.
I am stuck on what perennials to add just before we hit our hottest driest period. it's already showing signs of being a hot summer.
Why or What?? to put down as a lower canappy and ground cover which will survive summer?
(kind of by definition that question doesn't make any sense... Lmao) --
nothing will protect them. except what I could put under the oaks, but that ain't shade just a dream of cover. There are shady areas but. >>> that's where the people stay. ;z)
I can decide to sheet mulch the grass, and set up beds for vegetables latter but. A lot of work now to plant in fall.
(soil isn't too bad, thick happy grass and the whole area was a horse pasture for I dunno how many decades so there was some manure mixed in before ;z))
This was dropped on me and Fez Miester will happily take it on. But I'll happily take your suggestions and support. Drop by if you want! ;z)