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Re: [fukuoka_farming] good plants to try

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  • Jason Wicker
    Thanks John, Yes, I agree I googled all of your recommendations and found most. It almost that time of the year! Please keep sharing your great knowledge. All
    Message 1 of 47 , Feb 28, 2011
      Thanks John,
      Yes, I agree I googled all of your recommendations and found most.
      It almost that time of the year!
      Please keep sharing your great knowledge.
      All the best,
      Jason


      On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:53 AM, John Kintree <jkintree@...> wrote:

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      > Good question about suppliers, Jason. I just called the local garden
      > supply shop, and asked about a couple of the plants that Toby Hemenway had
      > recommended. The guy at the local garden shop had never heard of them.
      >
      > So, I googled "goumi" and found a supplier called Raintree Nursery. They
      > sell Goumi for $19.95 apiece, and say that this plant is ok for USDA zones
      > 4-8.
      >
      > It looks like it will take a bit of effort to find suppliers for these
      > plants, but it can be done.
      > Regards,
      > John Kintree
      >
      >
      > --- On Fri, 2/25/11, Jason Wicker <jaywicker@...> wrote:
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      >
      >
      > Great post John, thanks so much for sharing the knowledge.
      >
      > Any recommendations on suppliers?
      >
      > I am zone 7 in NJ, is this OK for the below plants?
      >
      > Much thanks in advance!
      >
      > Jason
      >
      > On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 4:10 PM, John Kintree <jkintree@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
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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,
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Comfrey
      >
      > > - (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
      >
      > > Regards,
      >
      > > John Kintree
      >
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    • Shashi Kumar
      Very interesting. Looks like backyard has been turned into a forest garden with no crop rotation. How it works? ... [Non-text portions of this message have
      Message 47 of 47 , Oct 17, 2012
        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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