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Permaculture Year Planner
Staying organised is one of the hardest aspects of a busy permaculture lifestyle, whether you live on a rural or urban property. Here is a quick reference to remind you of things that may need doing. This calendar is based on my personal calendar and is constantly changing. It also suggests things that you can do that are environmentally friendly and will enhance your well being as well as that of your local community on a daily basis.
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Planting guides are for a temperate zone only.
- Watch for budding on fruit trees, and fertilise if necessary.
- Before fruit tree buds open spray peach and nectarine trees with Bordeauz for curly leaf (remember to second spray at leaf fall in Autumn).
- Sow tomatoes and other warm season crops into pots under glass, but remember to harden by gradually exposing to garden conditions two weeks before planting out.
- Ferment comfrey leaves and stingle nettle in a covered bucket for a couple of weeks for a liquid fertiliser - dilute before use.
- Add a sprinkling of gypsum to clay soils, or dolomite lime if the soil is above pH6.5, as it helps to release locked up trace elements, most notably molybdenum.
- Sow asparagus, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celery, chicory, endive, herbs, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, parsnip, peas, potato, radish, salsify, silverbeet, spinach, tomato.
- Plant out garlic, onions, raspberries, strawberries, grapevines, rhubarb, asparagus.
- When plum and peach tree bloom sow endive, lettuce, second sowing of peas and onions.
- When apple, quince, cherry, strawberry and grapevine flower sow and plant out all frost tender plants - cucumber, tomatoes, pumpkin.
- Hill up growing potatoes.
- Plant out potatoes in hollows scratched at the drip line under fruit trees and continue to cover with mulch for no dig potatoes later!
- Add well rotted manure and compost to established trees, or some blood and bone.
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