ATP Podcast #64: Fruit Tree Guilds

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In this week's podcast, we will talk about planning orchards as complete gardens, rather than as single trees surrounded by grass. What are the various needs that fruit trees have, and are there plants that can actually fulfill those needs? Can an orchard be beautiful, and provide year-round benefits? You'll find out by listening to today's episode.

Related Information:

Bee-attracting plants:

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum)
Mountain Cornflower (Centaurea montana)
The Basils Database
The Database

Dynamic Nutrient Accumulators for Mulch (and nutrients, of course):
* N=Nitrogen, P=Phosphorus, K=Potassium, Ca=Calcium, Mg=Magnesium, Fe=Iron, Cu=Copper, Si=Silicon, Na=Sodium, S=Sulfur, Mn=Manganese.

Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album): N, P, K, Ca, Mg
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale): K, P, Ca, Cu, Fe, Mg
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): K, P, Ca, Cu, Fe
Chickweed (Stellaria media): K, P
Plantain (Plantago major): Ca, S, Mg, Mn, Fe, Si
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium): K, P, Cu
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum): K, Ca
Chicory (Cichorium intybus): K, Ca
Docks (All Rumex species): K, P, Ca, Fe, Na
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica): K, Ca, S, Cu, Fe, Na
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita): K, Mg
Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile): K, P, Ca
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis): P
Clover (Trifolium species): P, N
Vetches (Vicia species): K, P, N
Violets (Viola species): P
Horsetails (Equisetum species): Ca, Co, Fe, Mg

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*sigh* by fiwit Jul 24, 2014 6:52 PM 7
Thank you! by bluspruce Jul 10, 2014 7:39 AM 2

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