15043Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: Reforestation 2012-3
- Feb 12, 2013On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM, KONSTANTINOS <karoubas@...> wrote:
> This spring I plan on putting cactus pears and pads in the ground around the areas I reforested, and around the perimeter of my farm, for both food and as a fence - early indications are that cactus (Opuntia) is a good plant for both reforestation and food production - the pads are edible. As I understand it all you have to do is stick the pad in the ground and walk away - you are done - food production for humans and animals, fire barrier (does not burn) and fence - all to be had in a few minutes, and no cultivation afterwards. Sound good to me - worth a try.Actually, you only have to throw the cactus pad on the ground and it
> Does anyone has any experience in using cactus pads in this way - in mass planting?
will take root. No need to dig. I've done this all around my
property with nopal cactus and it works well.
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