Saturday, July 28, 2012

The south one third of my formerly junky west bed, long an oven each afternoon, is now planted with peanuts, mulched with Paper Mulberry and Cherry Laurel branches, plus some bagged oak leaves. I will now and then add more Paper Mulberry branches, horse stall sweepings and bagged leaves until the area is perpetually damp and fertile, and home to a new Jamaican Cherry and at least one citrus tree. There are currently two young citrus, a papaya, a Pig Chaya, plus I will add a Moringa. A red passion fruit vine is currently consuming that tall west facing chain link fence to give further relief from the afternoon sun. Self sown "Clay" cow pea vines are thriving as a nitrogen-fixing edible ground cover that the peanuts should have little trouble penetrating.

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