Hi all, I wanted to share my recent article on the topic of mulch. #clearlyverycool
Most gardeners generally misunderstand mulch. From what I’ve observed, mulch seems to be mostly used for aesthetic purposes- to keep weeds down and contribute a neatness and conformation in the front of the...
I can't imagine that at all. I don't want someone tromping through the garden, but anyone that needs food is free to take it from my garden. I've actually considered building a raised bed on the food forest side of the garden and proclaiming it a member of the 'Food is free' project.
I use this method to save money and space. Given the variety of tomatoes I grow, this method works wonderfully. Also I don't fertilize during the growing season nor do I have any blight issues, though I can see how one would expect some.
I haven't ever experienced anyone taking anything out of the garden. But I generally offer herbs and food to my neighbors. I suspect they watch out for the garden when they are outside. If I did see someone taking food I would probably offer to teach them how to garden.
I don't get any full sun. I do get almost full sun in the very front but I have two houses that shade me out on either side, mine and the neighbors. There is a lot you can do with part and dappled sunlight. :D
The last work that went into the autonomous garden was in the middle of spring when the last plant start hit the ground. Lately it's harvest and enjoy as I save the work for the worms, mycilium (in this case edible wine cap mushrooms), predators and pollinators.
Here is my garden. The Autonomous Garden in Zone 5 New Hampshire. This is the first year of the full conversion from lawn and raised beds to a full forest garden. This isn't my first food forest garden though, just my first urban food forest. :)
Thanks and take care.
@gener mcmillan @Smart Red
The Welsh onion looks just like a leek.
On the topic of large onions - I wouldn't have the space in my urban food forest so I go for easy to grow, easy to harvest and easy on the soil i.e. doesn't require more inputs than I can generate onsite or for free.
Another perennial onion option is the Welsh onion, though mine aren't large enough to post a picture of. They are basically a perennial leek that you harvest 90% of and leave a small amount of root in the ground. It then grows back.