4431Re: [fukuoka_farming] to dig or not to dig
- Aug 5, 2004
>more you go toward the tropics and more the fertility of the soil is in the
> how about in a place where there is no topsoil at all
> ? the spot i intend to garden is in the Florida
> Panhandle , the soil is read loam covered with a few
> inches of sand . there are pretty big longleaf pines
> growing naturally some smaller oak and saw palmetto,
> not too many weeds. this may be common to other sub-
> tropical areas where lots of heat and humidity make
> organic matter descompose fast but it doesn't stay
> in place as hummus. the acidity of the soil doesn't
> help much either. what would be the better way to
> go about this ?
vegetation , in temperate climates fertility get stored in the soil in the
in the tropic you got to maintain a dense diverse vegetation on your land
at all time .
i have seen a natural farm in india in an aera where only cashews and
coconuts grow on white sand with no weeds.underneath
this farm is a luxurious multistory edible forest , an eden in the middle
of the desert . he did used by products of the coir industry to speed up
the process but again plants grown on the spot could produce this organic
mater with way less effort.
i am also growing my vegetable garden on a rock bluff with no top soil to
start with .
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