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Basic design plan

Project: Backyard Permaculture

Posted by Helene Maremma over 10 years ago

Basic design plan and considerations

A basic plan or design:

Have 3 swales and a water catchment pond at the top of the garden that overflows into swales.

Work more with guilds - plant nitro fixing leguminous layers and perennials among any new trees.

Reserve some areas for dense forest and wild perennials and leave others more clear to allow for  sun-loving plants, light to reach future cabin, future gazebos/ structures.

Sheet mulch and leave some areas for veggie and flower patches.

Identify possible area for an aquaponic system or just a small natural pool.

What I would have done differently had I known:

Plant 6 month legumes and 2-6 year perennial legumes like pigeon peas, lablab etc at the same time I started planting the trees. But will still add them in and have more food trees to plant.

Also identified areas with high termite populations (they ate my citrus). Have to make sure not to build anything there. Maybe plant sacrificial trees in that area?

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