Hi there everyone.
Long time no see...
I've been busy buying some piece of land and i finally did it.
It's 6.4ha, south oriented, 10% slope, irregular shape and slope.
Plenty of grasses, wild spiny shrubs and roses growing around.
This is europe, zone 6 mainly.
Now, before i gather the money for a topographer i have some questions buzzing arround my head.
This will primarily be a food forest but it will take some time growing it.
Until the big works, i want to plant some ground cover first. That's mainly N-fixers + whatever perrenial flower and medicinal stuff i can get the seeds for.
The problem is how do i get these seeds to establish themselves on this land ?
I won't be living anywhere near the land and will visit maybe once a month so no supervision...
Also i have no tractors (chicken, pig or otherwise) to prepare the ground.
Can i just disperse the seeds old style, by hand, during the late autumn/early spring when the ground is wet and devoided of vegetation ?
Will the seeds to their thing ?
I'm reluctant on having any machinery churning up the topsoil ... but will do it if i have to.
I don't want to wait a year to find out if my seed dispersal worked ...
Any clues/experiences ?