Posted: 21/05/2016 at 23:48
I'm doing things the easy way and using the method for growing perennial vegetables and herbs. I am growing perilla (self seeds) mizuma, lovage, ramsons (and an autumn appearing pink alternative alongside) sweet-cisserly, French sorrel, repeating cabbage and cellery, lots of impromptu stuff, but not the usual because they are all perennials, shrubs, or self-seeding. My idea is to just keep replacing any weeds individually, as they appear, with more perennial edibles. It's going well so far - into it's third year properly. There are some small fruit trees too.
It is half shaded, half sunny woodland edge, so I can use quite a wide range of plants. The most important thing in this situation is adding nutrients in the form of composted stuff - the trees have already dredged most of the good stuff out, leaving sand and fibre to a great degree - so I'm composting like crazy.
Last edited: 21 May 2016 23:50:20