[permaculture] Permaculture in Coastal SC

carolyn anderson cschampagne at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 16:30:08 EST 2010


Not sure I have time for this, although I have seen it done with beautiful
results in Skagit Valley, WA.
I don't plan to live here all that long, so want to create something I can
enjoy and harvest from in a season or two, maybe leave behind for the next
stewards of this little spot in the world.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Tripp Tibbetts <slowfoodguy at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Stack functions, recycle system outputs in every way you can, and think in
> 4 dimensions.  Some people grow fine permaculture gardens on porches alone!
>
> Did you watch Mollison's urban permaculture series?  Espaliered fruit
> trees can be used in a small space, and do double duty as a beautiful living
> fence.  As long as you're not squeemish about a little hortitorture!
>
> Best of luck!
>
>
>
> The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.
> -Chinese proverb
>
>
> --- On Fri, 2/5/10, carolyn anderson <cschampagne at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> From: carolyn anderson <cschampagne at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Permaculture in Coastal SC
> To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Friday, February 5, 2010, 8:26 PM
>
>
> oh p.s.
>
> After watching a couple of videos about this, I might use pots and planters
> on the south facing front porch for my first year's exploration, (it's
> shielded from the intense summer sun) in order to get some things going
> straight away.  It's at least as big as the area I had planned to garden.
> I
> can then do the work on the space in the yard, allow it time to amend
> itself, and then maybe plant in there next year.  I can use the walls for
> trellises, and posts for poles....it could be fun!  Maybe just plant a tree
> or two adjacent to the plot for now.  It's got good air circulation, and
> would have perfect drainage.
>
> What'cha think about that idea? (Am I being a chicken???  One video talked
> about the difficulty of getting a garden started over building rubble.)
>
> Thanks again for everything.
> carolyn
>
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 2:42 PM, Tripp Tibbetts <slowfoodguy at yahoo.com
> >wrote:
>
> > In only a 12' diameter space I'd have to agree with dward, that an herb
> > spiral would be the way to go!  You could always add in some veggies too
> > - bush beans/peas for N-fixation upslope of a heavy N feeder like
> broccoli,
> > greens, or squash, with tomato or cukes hanging over the edge in the
> > appropriate sun sector....
> >
> > So many options.  Do have fun with it, and post pictures!
> >
> > Tripp
> >
> >
> >
> > The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.
> > -Chinese proverb
> >
> >
> > --- On Fri, 2/5/10, carolyn anderson <cschampagne at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > From: carolyn anderson <cschampagne at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [permaculture] Permaculture in Coastal SC
> > To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Date: Friday, February 5, 2010, 5:50 PM
> >
> >
> > Hi Dward,
> >
> > Moved here from MA.  It's very very very different here, and very lovely
> in
> > its own way.
> > I definitely want to grow herbs, so I'll check out the concept of herb
> > spirals.
> > No good place inside to grow sprouts.  I've got some cilantro growing in
> > the
> > window and it's very leggy.
> > But, we have a very long growing season down here so I'm sure I can do
> some
> > sprouting on the porch.
> > Thanks for the idea.
> >
> > Carolyn
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 6:41 AM, dward Okun <dward.okun at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > hi carolyn,
> > >
> > > dward here, from massachuetts. ive never been down to SC and i dont
> know
> > > what it is like. when i read tht you had a small space i immediatly
> > thought
> > > herb spiral. herb spirals are a great way to save space , easy and
> cheap
> > to
> > > build, and very beautifull. also , with your seed coupon , if you have
> > > extra
> > > money left over you could get seeds for indoor sprouting, like
> whetgrass
> > > and
> > > buckwheat, mung, aduki. i just got into sprouting so im really excited
> > > about
> > > it. i hope all goes well with your project.
> > >
> > >
> > > dward
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 9:46 PM, carolyn anderson <
> cschampagne at gmail.com
> > > >wrote:
> > >
> > > > HI,
> > > > I'm totally new to permaculture, although I've been peripherally
> aware
> > of
> > > > it
> > > > for about 9 years.  I recently relocated to Charleston SC and want to
> > > grow
> > > > a
> > > > veggie garden using permaculture.  I have limited space and
> resources,
> > so
> > > > it's important to me that I start small and make as few mistakes as
> > > > possible. Can anyone refer me to a resource for learning where to
> begin
> > > and
> > > > how to proceed in coastal SC conditions?  I have a gift certificate
> > from
> > > an
> > > > heirloom seed catalogue, and don't even know which varieties will do
> > well
> > > > here.  Thanks so much.  Carolyn
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