Saturday, April 16, 2016

Gardening under Pecan trees

My Hugelkultur Key garden under the Pecan trees.
Years ago we bought our property that had a lot of pecan trees, we were told by the Texas Agriculture center that we shouldn't plant anything under the trees that it would not grow.

Determined we planted anyways with hit and misses today this is what our garden looks like above:
Yes its true some things can't grow under the trees, but that's because its too shaded and needs more light like tomatoes.

We tried digging but we would hit thick roots. We were also told the roots would kill the plants and might be toxic we decided not to go that route...., however we have made a Hugelkultur key garden pictured above which is filled with pecan limbs, sheep manure and good old dirt on top and it seems to be doing fine.

Aloe Vera, carrots, onions, lettuce, basil, rosemary, tarragon, oregano, lemon verbena, flowers, sage, parsley, sunflowers, garlic chives, chili's, mulberries, ginger,  are all things I have grown so far successfully.

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