[permaculture] Permaculture in Coastal SC

carolyn anderson cschampagne at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 15:26:58 EST 2010


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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