Re: [fukuoka_farming] good plants to try
- Comfrey is excellent. It grows and multiplies fast. It suppresses weeds.
You can plant it in a ring around fruit trees. It is a natural fertilizer.
You can eat the young leaves--I blanch them then roll them in a beaten
egg to make oyster-tasting friters.
I have eleagnus ebbingei but don't fruit much because my soil is too fat for
it. The flowers smell heavenly and exotic. I have black bamboo and eat the
Good luck John.
2011/2/24 John Kintree <jkintree@...>
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> Toby Hemenway mentions several plants in Gaia's Garden: A Guide to
> Home-Scale Permaculture (2009) that provide multiple functions, and that
> growers might want to try. In addition to a cover crop of Dutch white
> clover, I'm considering experimenting with several of Toby's recommendations
> in my home garden in St. Louis, Missouri, USA; hardiness zone 6.
> Maximilian Sunflower - (Helianthus maximilianii) perennial, barrier to
> deer, good biomass, edible shoots,
> Goumi - (Elaeagnus multiflora) perennial shrub, edible berries loaded with
> vitamin C, nitrogen fixer, attracts bees,
> Maypop - (Passiflora incarnata) fast-growing climber, edible fruit,
> attracts insects and birds, exotic flowers,
> - (Symphytum officinale) pink and purple blossoms attract insects,
> great for biomass and mulch, medicinal for cuts, taproot breaks
> hardpan, avoid cutting roots if not wanting plant to spread, great
> nutrient accumulator from soil
> Mashua - (Tropaeolum tuberosum)
> an edible nasturtium, not only edible leaves and flowers, but also
> tubers which are prolific (30,000 pounds per acre) and packed with
> vitamin C, and repels nematodes, fungal diseases, and some harmful
> insects, suitable for fences and trellises
> Bamboo - many varieties, grow your own garden stakes, edible shoots, plus
> lots more uses
> John Kintree
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- Very interesting. Looks like backyard has been turned into a forest garden
with no crop rotation. How it works?
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:19 PM, Marcos G. <marcos@...> wrote:
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