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advice needed for permaculture garden

Posted by farm_boy 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 6, 13 at 11:48


I am trying to establish a very low-maintenance garden for a non-profit here in the Ozarks. We are short of laborers, so in the summer the garden gets attention about once a week at most. So, I want to plant more perennials.

I've started one rhubarb, a couple of blackberries, strawberries, and Egyptian walking onions. Much of the garden borders a south-facing brick wall, full sun. There are raised beds with very fertile soil (lots of organic matter).

So, what are some ideas for low-maintenance fruits/veggies, preferably perennials?


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RE: advice needed for permaculture garden

Asparagus comes to mind. I am not a vegetable gardener and no expert, but I think you get more from tomatoes than any other garden vegetable. They are not perennials and so not what you want. To me perennials are harder to keep. Bermuda grass and weeds get in and you can't dig them out. Annuals are pulled up and the whole area can be dug up and cleaned up easily.

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