Mar 20, 2013

Place the Plants Beginning Polyculture Execise

Try this exercise in site conditions and plant placement.
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Answers are on the blog below in white.
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 A This plant is in ______ Soils and full sun.                          It is a 9 Black Currant
B What plant(s) can be used here? List the I.D, numbers        1 - 7
C What type of plant is this?                                                   Aquatic
D Only one plant can live in this niche. _____                       6 Coon Tail
E Describe this plants niche?                                                  Dry, Partilal Sun
F What dry soil plant can be used here. ____                         25 Wild Geranium
G This deciduous berry shrub is an understory plant.            11 Roundleaf Service Berry
H This perennial understory plant cannot tolerate full sun.   13 ZigZag Goldenrod

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