Hannes Nel

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since Jun 17, 2014
New to permaculture / food foresting / organicfarming.
Recently bought 85Ha land in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Annual rainfall = 350mm. Winter temperature can go down to -15°C (June / July). Summer temp can reach 35°C over Dec - Feb.
Often have high winds up to 50km/h.
Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Hi everybody

Can anybody tell me if Acacia Karroo needs to be inoculated when grown from seed? Or do they have nitrogen fixing nodules naturally?

If I need to inoculate the seed, what rhizobium / inoculant must I use and where can I get it?

Thanks
6 years ago
Thanks guys, I will check out these resources.

Does anyone know of a person(s) who have successfully pulled of a permaculture / foodforest project in similar climate?
6 years ago
Hi everyone.
I am rather new to permaculture. I have an 85Ha farm in the Eatern Cape of South Africa and want to start off with a 1Ha permaculture food forest. 

My problem is - even though I've got lots of reading material and videos - that I can't seem to find any good sources for plants suitable to thos area.
 It is a harsh environment with annual rainfall of 350mm (Oct to March), temperatures range from-15°C in June to 35 in Dec and often high winds of up to 50km/h. 

Can somebody please help point me in the right directions? 

Thanks
6 years ago
Hi everyone

My name is Hannes. I am rather new to permaculture (and your website).
I have an 85Ha farm in the Eatern Cape of South Africa and want to start off with a 1Ha permaculture food forest.
My problem is - even though I've got lots of reading material and videos - that I can't seem to find any good sources for plants suitable to thos area.
It is a harsh environment with annual rainfall of 350mm (Oct to March), temperatures range from-15°C in June to 35 in Dec and often high winds of up to 50km/h.

Can somebody please help point me in the right directions?

Thanks
6 years ago