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close this bookRelated Agroforestry Livelihood (IIRR, 1992, 30 p.)
close this folderBio-intensive gardening with agroforestry
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First planting season

Bio-intensive gardening

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.