[permaculture] Permaculture in Coastal SC

carolyn anderson cschampagne at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 15:15:33 EST 2010


oh, this sounds elegant and beautiful.
I don't know what N-fixation or N feeders are yet, but I'm sure I'll learn
in short order.

I just watched a 6-part video on Bill Mollison and am deeply inspired.
Thanks to all of you for your input!

Blessings and good eating!
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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