Plan propagation activities for a permaculture system

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Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Research propagation requirements for the permaculture system

1.1 Assess propagation needs according to garden needs or permaculture design

1.2 Consider opportunities for propagation from local area, such as seed banks, tree or shrub prunings, unusual varieties to be traded or varieties purchased for propagation

1.3 Determine numbers of new plants to be produced for the needs of the system and/or for swapping, selling or community needs

2. Develop the propagation plan

2.1 Prepare a propagation plan according to research undertaken

2.2 Ascertain best methods for species to be propagated and include them in the propagation plan

2.3 Construct a seasonal or monthly timeline or calendar to keep track of propagation requirements

2.4 Maintain the propagation plan as an active document through the seasons

3. Implementing the propagation plan

3.1 Consult the propagation plan when planning monthly activities

3.2 Clear space in the propagating area for the activity to be undertaken

3.3 Set up materials and equipment for propagation work

3.4 Organise propagules and apply pre-treatments if required

3.5 Create new plants in prepared containers or the garden area according to the propagation plan

3.6 Water, fertilise, label, mulch, stake and tie new plants as required

4. Maintaining propagated plants to end use

4.1 Maintain new plants by watering, sheltering and checking for pest or disease attack

4.2 Remove any new plants that have failed to thrive to avoid cross-contamination

4.3 Apply allowable organic treatments to new plants if required

4.4 Harden off new plants in a protected place before planting, selling or swapping

5. Maintain a healthy and orderly propagation area

5.1 Maintain tidiness and orderliness of propagating area

5.2 Store propagating materials, potting media and containers for future use

5.3 Remove any weed or moss growth regularly to ensure basic hygiene of the propagating and hardening off spaces