I love the idea of permaculture, but I just need to learn how to grow a garden first...
I live in Regina, SK … Zone 3
We can grow between June 1 and Sept 15
The last few years it's been hot and dry during the spring and summer. During the winter, the ground is frozen between November 1 and April 15.
We have a really short growing season and short prep time..
I have been mulching like crazy. When it rains the mulch holds the moisture nicely, but when it dries out, it dries out the mulch and then it's hard to keep it moist even with tap water.
I have two 1000 liter tanks to collect rain water, but they get filled up maybe once per season... so I am relying on tap water.
Last year, I planted into really nice soil.. lots of humus.... and it was so dry nothing really grew up...
I am certain that there are permaculture principles to learn... so I am asking for help on this...
It seems that on May 30, we need to hit the ground running, and have very limited growing time.. if we make mistakes the season is over quickly.
Any help would be appreciated..... thanks,