How to Make a Forest Garden

How to Make a Forest Garden

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A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden. A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us. It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce! This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden, including: Basic principles Layout How to choose plants Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print A step-by-step guide to creating your garden Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many more Forest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.In fact digging can make the weed problem worse, as new seeds are brought to the surface and dormancy is broken. Ploughing. If you are able to get ... It can only kill them if it is done repeatedly as the successive waves of new plants start to grow. It is also a harsh, violent ... Clearance Mulching. This method takes the least work, does least damage to a healthy, uncompacted soil, and is the most effective.

Title:How to Make a Forest Garden
Author:Patrick Whitefield
Publisher:Permanent Publications - 2002


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