I am slowly moving to the countryside. My next visit to my future home is in April. After that, I won't probably be back until Summer, I'd like to plant stuff in April that will have some chances to survive until I'm back.
My observations about the location:
- Soil seems very good, right now it's full of cover wild plants: clover and other local plants.
- Location is in Mallorca, it gets very hot in summer, and it's generally dry, but luckily my place it's in a valley that protects it from the sun and keeps it more humid. It's also very protected from the wind.
- This year it has rained more than ever and there is a water stream at full capacity passing through my land. So I assume the land is holding more water than ever.
- Also I have some wood from pruning that I plan to use to create some hugelcultur beds.
I am thinking about building this hugel beds, mulching as much as possible and then planting during my first week there. After that I can take care of the plants for a couple weeks before leaving again.
I checked a calendar and the typical local plants you can plant here in this season are: Aubergines, corn, chard, pumpkin, squash, cucumber, spinach, lettuce, melon, green beans, sweet potato, pepper, leek, radish, watermelon and tomato.
So, which ones are more likely to survive a couple months without any help? I could theoretically ask someone to pass by and water them if it gets too hot.
Thanks for any ideas or suggestions and please ask any questions you might have!