[permaculture] guilding an apple tree

Robert Waldrop rmwj at soonernet.com
Tue Mar 25 17:59:53 EST 2003


I don't know about zone six, I am in zone 7, but here's what I have
planted around and near my apple trees:

elderberries
blackberries
crimson clover
vetch
strawberries
kale
sand plums
garlic and onion chives
summer savory
lemon thyme
apple mint
onions
garlic

Siberian pea tree is supposed to make a pretty big bush.

Robert Waldrop, OKC
http://www.bettertimesinfo.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Gregor <bgregor at buphy.bu.edu>
>As a way to try out some of the techniques I've read in
>'Gaia's Garden' and the 'Intro to Permaculture', I was
>thinking of adding some companion plants and sheet mulch
>to form an apple guild in the hopes of attracting more
>pollinators and improving the soil's nutrition level.
>Since I don't have a yard myself (still renting...), I'll
>settle for experimenting on her property :)
>





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