[permaculture] taproot shrubs and perenials
neshura at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 13:01:21 EST 2005
Nobody has jumped on this yet, perhaps because otherwise occupied
You actually have mentioned several taproot perennials I was unaware
Some taproot possibilities for you, though I don't know how well they
will succeed in your soil without improvement, protection, a local
guild of some sort:
Asclepias tuberosa (one of my favorite plants)
On Mar 30, 2005 7:43 AM, Paul Wheaton <paul at richsoil.com> wrote:
> I know that rhubarb has a deep taproot.
> I've heard that comfrey has a deep taproot.
> I read somehwere that sainfoin has a taproot 2-3 times deeper than alfalfa. And as a
> bonus, it's a legume! The downside for me is that it does not grow on acidic soil.
> Of course there are the oaks, pecans, hickories, walnuts, chestnuts and paw paw with
> I would think that guilds would be one of the cornerstones of permaculture and everybody
> would have their favorite taproot plants.
> Can anybody name a few shrubs or perennials with deep taproots?
> --- Paul Wheaton <paul at richsoil.com> wrote:
> > I have some rather desert like soil, but serviceberry grows around here. I'm told that
> > it's because serviceberry has a deep taproot.
> > Are there other bushes/perenials with a deep taproot?
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