Benny Jeremiah wrote:
Tyler, you do say "mulch", which would then have quite a bit of dirt in it. Or perhaps because the carrot seeds are so small that they can easier blow to the bottom through wood chips?
One - can the worms drag the fallen leaves and plant material down through the wood chips?
Two - can the fallen (self sowing) seeds find their way down to the mulch? (i suppose rain will aid but will it be enough?)
Three - perhaps i need simply a layer of half decomposed stuff, so there's something for the seeds to grow in AND enough tree that it insulates through the winter? BUT perhaps this will take a lot of the nitrogen from the soil in the decomposition process?
Four - or would the answer be a densely planted ground (which i planned to anyway), and could this (not removing anything through winter! Leaving all dead material in place!) keep the frost out and the moisture in? (as well as the bark chips on top, can?)
What are your experiences?
Benny Jeremiah wrote:Donald
What about crop rotation. The permaculture idea is that several plants in a space eliminates the need for rotation, so i could grow potatoes, clover, spearmint, foxglove, and raspberries in a plot year after year, disease free, right?
Do we know someone who's been doing that for 4-5 years at least?