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.
- Aye aye Sir.
As soon as I get to take some pics.
2012/6/20 Sumant Joshi <sumant_jo@...>
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> 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
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> Warm regards,
> Sumant Joshi
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> > From: Ruthie Aquino <ruthieaquino1@...>
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >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
> >I'll post some pics soon.
> >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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> which is a bit unbelievable� to do NF well with higher yields I would
> >> to restrict their access a lot more severely than I do but until I get
> >> grass growing in their pen, that they can�t rip out � well I feel sorry
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> eucalypts beside the garden suck all the water and nutrient from the
> >> and even with bucket loads of compost the soil turns to sand in a month
> >> so and nothing grows adequately. At the moment we have had lots of rain
> >> as you can see the growth between the beds has a lot of food including
> >> 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
> >> inspire and push me to grow further.
> >> Cheers, Linda
> >> From: email@example.com [mailto:
> >> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ruthie Aquino
> >> Sent: Tuesday, 19 June 2012 4:04 PM
> >> To: email@example.com
> >> Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] 1/3 of my garden does not get good light
> >> 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
> >> the *aspiring natural farmer* stage I still am in.
> >> Before I end this I wish to share that last year I harvested a small
> >> of potatoes from seed potatoes strewn on the ground and covered with
> >> 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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