Sorry for the long post
My wife and I are renting a house, which we can't do any kind of gardening or landscaping on. Fortunately her grandma lives across the street literally. With that being said I have about 1-2 acres I can use to garden. As this won't be a permanent place I'm trying to be realistic with what I can and should actually do on the property.
We are in North Carolina in Zone 7. I'm working on getting some readings from around the area I'm going to use. Such as temperature variations, amount of sunlight, moisture and planning on sending the soil to be analyzed. It is a pretty thick clay.
I'll get the pictures posted tomorrow, but there is a wood line at the bottom left of the property. And a small patch of forest in the front middle seperating a empty sloped field from the another smaller patch of clearing then the road.
I've come up with some veggies and fruits I would like to grow, I'd also like to do grains, like flax seed and buckwheat and open to some others. I don't really know of many fruits that I could get goIng and actually harvest this year.
Now where I really need help is planning stuff out. How to determine locations which plants should I go with.
I'd like to do broccoli, bell peppers, different greens maybe some beans and tomatoes.
I'd also like to do herbs for cooking and medicinal use. I've done a little research into guilds but since I can't really do the full out permaculture thing am I better off just doing rows?
Should I turn the soil and amend it, or do raised beds or something else.
What else can I do to get ready for planting after the last frost? I was planning on starting some things in doors just trying to figure out where to go from here.
I've had a hard time finding information about doing just a veggie garden using permaculture principles without going full out into
trees, animals and buildings.
If you know of any good resources to read I'm down! There is so much information out there it can be over whelming.