|Related Agroforestry Livelihood (IIRR, 1992, 30 p.)|
|Bio-intensive gardening with agroforestry|
First planting season
1. Select a relatively flat and sunny area of the farm. 2. Sow tree seeds in double rows to provide the required quantity of green-leaf fertilizers.
3. Dig the plots at least 12 inches deep and shape them into raised beds.
4. Apply the necessary soil supplements: 1-2 Ibs wood ash, 1-2 Ibs eggshells and 1-2 Ibs crushed bones (where there are available). The rates mentioned are for a 100 sq ft bed area.
5. Shape the bed and plant.