my first design mistake
May 10, 2011, 8:27 am
Filed under: my permaculture garden in amsterdam, permaculture general

Ok today the rains came and my first conclusion is that never make a vegetable bed UNDER the foliage of a big tree like the elm that borders my garden.

This is what i see when i look up!
Almost no rain makes it through the leaves and my beds remain virtually completely dry!

I will have to collect the rain in the other half of my garden where the rain falls freely and transport this to the dry beds….
A design flaw that shows what you have to look for when designing your garden or forest garden.

I will present this dilemma to my class mates in permaculture design class Utrecht next week and see if they can think of a solution to this problem. Maybe i should just let nature take it’s course and see what will grow under these dry conditions. I’m just getting impatient and want to start eating my own grown veggies.


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