Knoxville Permaculture Guild

Building Permanent Culture in Knoxville

David Trout
  • Male
  • Sevierville, TN
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share Twitter

David Trout's Friends

  • Matthew Langholtz
  • Cheryl Morgan
  • Jeremy Spiers

David Trout's Discussions

Planting fruit trees

I plan to get fruit trees, namely apples and pears, in the ground this Fall.  I have had trouble with planting them in the Spring, and many sources recommend Fall planting so the trees can…Continue

Tags: pears, apples, trees, Fruit

Started Sep 10, 2012

Vegetable guilds
1 Reply

Comment by David Trout yesterdayDelete CommentHere is a list of my vegetable guilds so far.  These guilds are based on companion planting books and charts that I have studied.  There seems to be some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Callo Mar 19, 2012.

For you chicken folk:

I ran across this image of a "Self regulating chicken heated greenhouse".. It looks like one of Mollison's drawings.  This may be an ideal urban (or rural) solution to keeping chickens AND things…Continue

Started Mar 13, 2012

Planting by the Signs

So, if you are a believer in planting by the zodiac, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday the moon is in Libra and PERFECT for planting flowers.  Monday and Tuesday the moon is in Scorpio, the second…Continue

Started Mar 8, 2012

Gifts Received

Gift

David Trout has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

David Trout's Page

Latest Activity

David Trout posted a discussion

Planting fruit trees

I plan to get fruit trees, namely apples and pears, in the ground this Fall.  I have had trouble with planting them in the Spring, and many sources recommend Fall planting so the trees can get acclimated better.  Check out the site I found for selecting, purchasing and cariing for apples and pears:http://www.centuryfarmorchards.com/David …See More
Sep 10, 2012
David Trout replied to Matthew Langholtz's discussion Fruit tree pest
"Matthew, I don't know what ate these leaves unless it was Japanese Beetles.  It could be a disease.  Anyway, check out this website I found.  It is a great resource on selecting, planting and caring for Apple…"
Sep 10, 2012
David Trout commented on David Trout's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_1338

"Bill, that is a foundation for a hugelkultur. You pile up alternating layers of good size wood, dirt, leaves, whatever you have that is organic, make it 4 to 7 feet tall or so, pack dirt on the outside of the thing and mlch it. The wood breaks down…"
Jun 14, 2012
Bill Scott commented on David Trout's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_1338

"What is this?"
Jun 14, 2012
Frank Callo replied to David Trout's discussion Vegetable guilds
"Are you using ALL the plants in every guild list.  If so, you must have a LOT of bed space.  Anyway, these look pretty consistent with things I've seen before.  Squashes do well with beans and corn (three sisters) squash can be…"
Mar 19, 2012
David Trout posted a discussion

Vegetable guilds

Comment by David Trout yesterdayDelete CommentHere is a list of my vegetable guilds so far.  These guilds are based on companion planting books and charts that I have studied.  There seems to be some science behind companion planting, particularly regarding the attraction of insect predators, and the intermixing of plants whose roots reach into variable layers of soil, taking advantage of nutrients and minerals by drawing them in and storing them in their leaves.  When those plants die and are…See More
Mar 16, 2012
David Trout posted an album

Zone One

I'm trying to get my head and heart around fully developing zone 1. This bed begins at the edge of the deck off my back door, 30 feet from the kitchen. I re-dug the old bed, made it bigger, planted a 7 foot by 3 foot diameter rotting maple log…
Mar 15, 2012
David Trout posted photos
Mar 15, 2012
David Trout commented on David Trout's blog post Vegetable guilds
"Here is a list of my vegetable guilds so far.  These guilds are based on companion planting books and charts that I have studied.  There seems to be some science behind companion planting, particularly regarding the attraction of insect…"
Mar 15, 2012
David Trout left a comment for Frank Callo
"Frank. It's David Trout from church. Laura's husband. One of the guys on here said you plant your garden using guilds. I have been working on developing companion planting guilds for my vegetables this year. Here is what I have thus…"
Mar 14, 2012
Jeremy Spiers commented on David Trout's blog post Vegetable guilds
"I am trying some simple ones this year. The person to contact about it would be Frank Callo. Not only does he plant and garden this way, but he has some good resources."
Mar 14, 2012
David Trout replied to Matthew Langholtz's discussion Mix for raised beds
"Matthew, Most people think clay is a poor soil for gardening.  Actually, when it is amended with organic matter, it is a very good soil to have because of its water holding capabilities.  In Bill Mollison's…"
Mar 14, 2012
Chad Hellwinckel commented on David Trout's video
Mar 13, 2012
David Trout posted a discussion

For you chicken folk:

I ran across this image of a "Self regulating chicken heated greenhouse".. It looks like one of Mollison's drawings.  This may be an ideal urban (or rural) solution to keeping chickens AND things like vanilla bean, citrus, other tropicals, etc.  My dad built his open faced workshop facing south with just the right angle on the eave so that the sun shines about one foot into the shop in the summer and it shines about 16 feet in during December.  This angle isn;t hard to work out.  Anyway, this…See More
Mar 13, 2012
David Trout posted a discussion

Planting by the Signs

So, if you are a believer in planting by the zodiac, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday the moon is in Libra and PERFECT for planting flowers.  Monday and Tuesday the moon is in Scorpio, the second most fertile sign.  This is an excellent time for planting potatoes, onions, radishes, any root crops or plants which need focused root production.  You think you have no room for potatoes?  Check out this video on YouTube:http://youtu.be/q1OShZZUt0kSee More
Mar 8, 2012
David Trout commented on Barrett Buie's video
Thumbnail

Beneficial Insects

"These wasps seem to have amazing potential, but one ought to be careful introducing a bolus of insects in the garden.  There are many, many examples of this kind of biological manipulation gone awry.  The wooly adelgid is just one example…"
Feb 28, 2012

Profile Information

Why are you interested in joining the guild? (If you are outside the Knoxville region, why are you interested in joing the guild?)
I have been intensely studying concepts related to permaculture for a year or so, and I have begun the design process on my 1.5 acre lot, hoping to have several zones underway this Spring. I am interested in getting to know like minded people in this area, and sharing ideas, plants and work.
What neighborhood do you live in?
Waldens Creek in Pigeon Forge
What skills or experiences do you have that can be shared?
I have done considerable homework, reading Fukuoka, Holzer, both of Mollison's books, Hemenway and others. I have loved gardening all my life, and I installed residential and commercial landscapes for a few years in Asheville. That's pretty much it. I'm just a regular guy who loves to get real dirty in the garden. I stumbled on the concepts of permaculture, and everything I have ever learned about "gardening" came together and began to make sense. My hope is that sustainable living will change this nation and the world. Anyway...permaculture ROCKS!
About me:
I am a nurse in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at UT. I have been married 23 years and have two kids, 9 and 12 years old. I seem to get really sore when I work in the yard these days, and I'm getting a little heavier and more out of shape than I would like to be. BTW, I've got a pretty big hugelkulture!

David Trout's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

David Trout's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

David Trout's Blog

Vegetable guilds

 I have been working on putting together various vegetable guilds for my garden.  I have learned that guilds are plant groups that are mutually supportive.  Much of what I have so far comes from various companion planting sources.  Being new to this forum, I am not sure how or where would be the most appropriate place to get a conversation going about this subject.

  I have designed and will plant my tomato guild in one area and leave it there. By encouraging diversity I can hopefully…

Continue

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 12:55pm — 2 Comments

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Knoxville Permaculture Guild to add comments!

Join Knoxville Permaculture Guild

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

 

Sponsors

Brad Wilson

Douglas Holt

John W. Lane

Annie Gray

Becky Jacobs

The Mystic Nook

Tina Spiers

SustainableFuture.biz

Diane Morey

Jamie Davis

Mary Tebo

Susan Silver

Chris Austin

© 2014   Created by Chad Hellwinckel.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service