Developing a deep shade polyculture
Remember the yurt circle? I've had the patch of
bare ground in the back of my mind for the last month. Planting
anything useful there butts up against some severe design restrictions:
When B.J. brought over some ginseng
seeds, tiny ginseng roots, and goldenseal roots, a plan began to form
in my mind....
I realized that forest herbs
like ginseng, goldenseal, and ramps
need no attention except for the harvest and are adapted to heavy
shade. On the other hand, they could get eaten down to the ground by deer if I don't
fence the browsers out, but could a ring of thorny gooseberries create
an edible fence?
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