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brett watson

Joined: Apr 18, 2011
Posts: 100
Location: Northern California Zone 8b
I did a cursory search here and didn't find this so I am asking it now and if it exists please move this thread to the appropriate spot.

I would really love you all to post pictures of your various polycultures in your various settings. If you do this please include where you are (roughly) and what zone you are in. Additionally, if you could just give a brief explanation of what is in the pics and how it worked out for you.

Thanks community, this will really help me and those I try to communicate to.

practice peace
Tyler Ludens

Joined: Jun 25, 2010
Posts: 5737
Location: Central Texas USA Latitude 30 Zone 8
Cold-season polycultures.

Fava beans, turnips, radishes, kale:

Fava beans, collards, garlic, lettuce, salsify:

Idle dreamer

Leila Rich

Joined: May 24, 2010
Posts: 3999
Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,

I tried and failed to write under each photo, so you get a random list.
In the left-hand garden there's a multigrafted fan-trained plum tree, rhubarb, black currants, perennial runner beans that choke the tree but I can't seem to get out, walking onions, gladiolus, amaryllis, buckwheat...
In the middle there's a tomato, Florence fennel, unhappy French tarragon, some kind of chicory, salsify, 'freckles' cos, buckwheat...
On the right, Russian red kale, lemongrass, calendula, phacelia, a tomato, potatoes, shallots, an espaliered Sturmer apple, borage, Jerusalem artichokes, more buckwheat...
There's millions more things in there, but that's the main action in the foreground. It's late spring here and winter plants have gone to seed, hence the tall, tied up look.
brett watson

Joined: Apr 18, 2011
Posts: 100
Location: Northern California Zone 8b
bumping this because I would love to see more photos.
subject: Polyculture?