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I’m in Central Florida in Southern Brooksville north of Tampa, zone 9a/b. My space is 104’x112’. I have a few things planted already, (several banana and plantain, Tithonia, mulberry, clumping bamboo, papaya. I have irrigation almost complete, but I’m hoping I’ll only have to use it to start everything off. I have a LOT of herb, veggie, flower seeds, (medicinal, insectary, nitrogen accumulators...). I think I need to do one section at a time so I don’t totally overwhelm myself. I’m still working on sourcing mulch and biochar. I have plenty of compost from my dairy goats, beef and dairy cows, chickens, ducks, and horse. No partridge, no pear tree. I had a whole food forest worth of fruit trees until they summarily busted through my fencing and ate them. Fencing is better now. Suggestions? Maybe I need to put together a permablitz! Guess I had better get back to it...
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Welcome to Permies, where a lot of us have lists like that! The deer eat my stuff, and some of my planting notes contain the phrase "death by chicken" when they decide the term chicken tractor should apply to them.

What is the picture that looks like a purple banana? And I like the fiery looking flowers I can't identify either, tropicals aren't my skillset :)

Looks like good plans!
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:Welcome to Permies, where a lot of us have lists like that! The deer eat my stuff, and some of my planting notes contain the phrase "death by chicken" when they decide the term chicken tractor should apply to them.

What is the picture that looks like a purple banana? And I like the fiery looking flowers I can't identify either, tropicals aren't my skillset :)

Looks like good plans!




A banana flower, and a ginger flower (don't what variety of ginger though, some are edible some aren't).

 
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Beautiful place!
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote: What is the picture that looks like a purple banana? And I like the fiery looking flowers I can't identify either, tropicals aren't my skillset :)

Looks like good plans!



Thank you! The fiery looking flower is Hawaiian shampoo ginger, Awapuhi. You can squeeze the cone and a gel, similar to aloe, comes out and can be used for washing your body and hair. I need to pick up some edible ginger!

The “purple banana” is the flower that precedes bananas. I’m not sure which banana species it is. Here’s what it looks like now.
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Artie Scott wrote:Beautiful place!


Thank you SO much! I certainly feel blessed every day!
 
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