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Re: [fukuoka_farming] 1/3 of my garden does not get good light in winter, and I wonder if I can use that land to plant something.

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  • Ruthie Aquino
    Aye aye Sir. As soon as I get to take some pics. best RUTHIE 2012/6/20 Sumant Joshi ... [Non-text portions of this message have been
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      Aye aye Sir.
      As soon as I get to take some pics.
      best
      RUTHIE

      2012/6/20 Sumant Joshi <sumant_jo@...>

      > **
      >
      >
      > Hey, why don't you ladies please give some details with your pictures like
      > how big is the farm?, how many animals, type of climate etc. etc.
      >
      > for e.g. mine is 5.5 acres, no animals except wild ones, no crops (yet),
      > tropical climate, temperature between 12 and 35 deg Celsius year round
      >
      > Sent from my BSNL landline B-fone
      >
      > Warm regards,
      >
      > Sumant Joshi
      > Tel - 09370010424, 0253-2361161
      >
      > >________________________________
      > > From: Ruthie Aquino <ruthieaquino1@...>
      > >To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > >Sent: Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:33 AM
      >
      > >Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] 1/3 of my garden does not get good light
      > in winter, and I wonder if I can use that land to plant something.
      > >
      > >Hi Linda,
      > >Thank you so much for the pictures.
      > >Can you believe my garden looks somewhat like yours?!
      > >It's new, I "won" it last April-May, it was taken over previously mowed
      > >land.
      > >I'll post some pics soon.
      > >best
      > >RUTHIE
      > >
      > >2012/6/20 Linda Shewan <linda_shewan@...>
      > >
      > >> **
      >
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> Hi Ruthie,
      > >>
      > >> I feel I may have mislead you � my yields are not very high as I am too
      > >> relaxed about it all mainly because I am busy with lots of projects at
      > the
      > >> moment and so I just throw seeds and am happy with whatever result I get
      > >> because I am not reliant on the output. I am always so thrilled to see
      > food
      > >> just growing without any input, the wonder of it, even if yields are low
      > >> right now. My main objective is to continue improving the land and learn
      > >> what weeds and perennial plants to eat so that if things go bad I will
      > be
      > >> in a position to get serious about the garden � I used to raise organic
      > >> seedlings and sell them at the market but that is not very NF either
      > >> really, although Fukuoka did transplant things like eggplant so I
      > figure a
      > >> bit of that is ok too�
      > >>
      > >> I have the chickens roaming the area at the moment and they have eaten
      > >> absolutely EVERYTHING including the rhubarb leaves and horseradish
      > leaves
      > >> which is a bit unbelievable� to do NF well with higher yields I would
      > need
      > >> to restrict their access a lot more severely than I do but until I get
      > good
      > >> grass growing in their pen, that they can�t rip out � well I feel sorry
      > for
      > >> them to and want them to have as much greens as possible.
      > >>
      > >> I will post some pictures of the wild area in spring when the wild
      > plants
      > >> and some seeds I will throw then should come back up hopefully. For the
      > >> meantime here are some pictures of the winter garden
      > >>
      > >> https://picasaweb.google.com/105084788160334549974/2012WinterGarden
      > >>
      > >> As you can see I have my �cultivated� beds � this is because in summer
      > the
      > >> eucalypts beside the garden suck all the water and nutrient from the
      > soil
      > >> and even with bucket loads of compost the soil turns to sand in a month
      > or
      > >> so and nothing grows adequately. At the moment we have had lots of rain
      > and
      > >> as you can see the growth between the beds has a lot of food including
      > lush
      > >> chickweed, a little completely out of season purple mountain spinach
      > >> (orach), french sorrel, fennel, mallow, dock, cress, dandelion and
      > >> heartsease (for pretty flowers on winter salads).
      > >>
      > >> I am very much �aspiring� and this forum and the people on it continue
      > to
      > >> inspire and push me to grow further.
      > >>
      > >> Cheers, Linda
      > >>
      > >> From: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com [mailto:
      > >> fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ruthie Aquino
      > >> Sent: Tuesday, 19 June 2012 4:04 PM
      > >>
      > >> To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > >> Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] 1/3 of my garden does not get good light
      > in
      > >> winter, and I wonder if I can use that land to plant something.
      > >>
      > >> Hi Linda, Hi Marcos,
      > >> Can you kindly post pics of your gardens, you have so much experience
      > >> compared to me and as Marcos says it is nice to know we are not alone,
      > >> because where I live I am alone. Linda you seem to have definitely
      > passed
      > >> the *aspiring natural farmer* stage I still am in.
      > >>
      > >> Before I end this I wish to share that last year I harvested a small
      > crop
      > >> of potatoes from seed potatoes strewn on the ground and covered with
      > layers
      > >> of grass cuttings. The other day I noticed the small ones I left there
      > >> last year because they were too small to eat have sprouted and hopefully
      > >> will give a new crop this year although instead of growing in layers of
      > >> grass cuttings they now grow in the ground.
      > >> best
      > >> RUTHIE
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