Rufaro Makamure wrote:Hi everyone.
I am working on a 1/2 an acre piece of land, growing mostly maize with plans of inter-cropping it with beans. I started using permaculture principles in 2015 and my wish is to spread sustainability practices, through applying the principles and introducing an alternative farming method.
Generally the area is usually drought stricken, so we have been putting systems in place to have increased control over water availability. We have stopped using fertilizers and we are using compost to feed our plant. We also dug conservation holes and mulched the area. From the weather forecast it seems like we are going to have a period where the rain might be too much. How do I deal with excessive rain in the most natural way.
David Livingston wrote:Might it not be better to work out how much water you have and then calculate how much you can plant .
Is there any milage in growing different stuff to everyone else . :-)
Cow peas etc
the soil with added organic matter (nut skins)