Tyler Ludens

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Recent posts by Tyler Ludens

I've planted over 30 trees so far in this yard.  Now starting on some beds for annual vegetables.
1 week ago
Deer damaged the biggest Moringa.  
1 week ago
Geoff Lawton recently made a video which discusses how to garden in extremely wet climates (2nd question of Q&A):  
1 week ago
A couple of good resources for native and naturalized edibles are Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest by Delena Tull, and https://www.foragingtexas.com/
1 month ago
Sadly, my dad's yard is proving to be a difficult, perhaps impossible place for me to grow much food.  This morning I came out to find the lovely healthy Fig tree, which even had figs on it, had been mutilated by a buck deer rubbing his antlers on it.  He has also severely damaged some Moringa trees in the yard.  
1 month ago
Planted three Asian Persimmons and did a little chop and drop around one of them.
1 month ago

Rebecca Blake wrote:I learn so much from your projects! Thank you for sharing. I'll be keeping track of them for when we start to plant :)

Do you have a post like this that you did for your own property?

Thank you!  I haven't been working on my food forest at home for a couple years because of having to be in town taking care of my dad who has Alzheimer's.  He's 90 but his general health is so good he's likely to live to 95 or beyond, so I will be here in San Antonio for several more years.  Here's my most recent thread about projects at home: https://permies.com/t/132515/permaculture-projects/Ludi-Projects

My current enthusiasm is for the food forest at my friend's house.  Her huge yard is perfect for this kind of permaculture makeover.
1 month ago
3 more Figs and 5 additional Moringa planted, alternating along the perimeter.  More support plants will be added soon.  Esperanza (Tecoma stans) will be the primary support shrub.
1 month ago
Started planting the front yard food forest. Petite Negra Fig and Panache Tiger Fig, Moringa, and two Mexican Sunflowers.
1 month ago
Had some problems with Bermuda regrowth in the front beds, and the backyard veg garden kinda died, but I have continued with the project, working more on the front beds, and planting roses for a large rose garden in the front yard.
1 month ago