The amazing world of #regenerativeAgriculture #sustainableFarming
Planting #syntropy with the bio dynamic – astro calendar after rudolf steiner
syntropicAgroforestry takes the forests ecosystem as example
- FOOD FORESTING STARTIMG FROM DIVERSITY AND PLANTING LOTS OF PLANTS, SHRUBS,
FRUIT TREES ETC TOGETHER ???
HERE THE MOON CALENDAR –
TO KNOW, WHEN THE BEST TIME TO PLAN IS FOR DIFFERENT PLANTS
(ROOT, Fruiting, flower, Or leaf)
did you know that many plants can serve several functions at once?
Often, simply recognizing the multiple functions of your favorite plants can help you integrate them more thoughtfully.
For example, allowing a few carrots to flower attracts all kinds of beneficial insects and pollinators, including the larvae of the black swallowtail butterfly. ?
Sunny calendula flowers are popular in skin-healing medicinal preparations while also attracting ladybugs and other beneficial insects. ?
Kale may be a superfood, but it also can shade the soil, acting as a living mulch for taller crops, while enjoying the partial shade itself. This companionship can allow you to grow more crops in a smaller space. ?
Search for plants that stand out as providing a multitude of functions, which can reduce work or contribute to an ecologically rich, food-producing system.
Nitrogen-fixing plants are one example of selecting plants for their multifunctional benefits:
- Legumes such as soybeans or cowpeas may fix nitrogen in the soil and attract pollinators to their flowers, all while providing an edible yield.
- Goumi (elaeagnus multiflora) is a drought-tolerant shrub that yields tasty, vitamin C-rich berries, flowers that are adored by pollinators, and can be placed near other edible perennials to fix nitrogen in the soil.
Daikon radish is a delicious edible root that that also has soil-busting capabilities.
These are just a few examples of how to create a more diverse, ecological garden by layering together multifunctional plants.
Here are a few articles to read about multifunctional plants:
- 4 Berry Bushes That Fertilize, Too!
- 6 Flowers to Grow in the Vegetable Garden
- Growing Comfrey in the Permaculture Garden
Up next is Day 5 of your Permaculture Mini Course: Leverage Birds, Insects, and Other Wildlife.