Bryant RedHawk wrote:Lots of our vegie crops are planted between the orchard trees, in bales, which last us two years before they are replaced and become the new mulch layer.
Tyler Ludens wrote:Mine aren't doing great - I suspect I'm not watering them enough and that the soil isn't rich enough. I'm actually pretty surprised they're growing at all.
Tyler Ludens wrote:Cal, this document indicates that understory in your conditions isn't "natural" - because of the deer, there just won't be much growing under pecans in nature, so if you're trying to emulate the native forest of pecans, you probably already have it. Anything edible by humans will be edible by deer. Deer are eating my Spineless Prickly Pear, so that won't work either. You'll need to exclude the deer if you want to grow edibles under the pecans.
You might try seeding with some deer-resistant wildflowers, if you want more diversity for the smaller critters.