Re: Artemisia absinthium L Re: [fukuoka_farming] Slugs and radish saplings
- Thanks Mr. Raju Titus again,
a message from side--on as (just) one more contributor here.
Yes in the broad sense Morishima Acacia (as discussed much previously) is the same as Subabul
(Acacia in the broad sense of the common name,
and in the sense of all members of the scientific heirarchical Fabales (order)---familes: Fabaceae & Mimosaceae. Late Fukuoka Masanobu sensei was right, before time of the genetic evidence now available from western--origin and style (globalised) biological science about plants (and animals and micro-organisms) evolution having much better description according to the terms of oriental philosophies rather than according to western hierarchical classification philosophies, for oriental philosophies' in a too--simplistic wording example, the constant flux of all things, including genes. Internationally published science ref's supplied on request).
Best wishes Mr. Raju Titus and all life,
Bama Country (Sahul continent).
On 13/10/2012, at 6:31 PM, Raju Titus wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I am not "sir", I am not master, i can not be guru.
> You can call me friend,bhai or brother.
> In N.F. best guru is nature.
> Actually Fukuoka was buried tree trunks in channels to improve under ground
> soil for fruits saplings. This method is for very hardy and poor soil. Top
> soil we can improve by ground cover crops but for under ground soil we can
> improve by woody material. Woody material is having more organic matter for
> improvement it absorb more water.
> I also tried this method in about 2 acre. So if you are keeping few trees
> for wood for burial for the saplings, is easy . Otherwise you will have to
> bring it from out side will be very difficult.
> Subabul is same as Morishima acacia.
> This is for fruit gardening. This is very good idea to improve under ground
> I am growing fruits and Subabul trees by this method. Every year growth is
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM, Anant Joglekar <apjoglekar@...>wrote:
>> Dear Nandan
>> As I believe one can refer OSR (One Straw Revolution) for finding way out
>> for the problem one faces in NF. If you do it you will find what fukuoka
>> has suggested in Part II Chapter 13 of OSR
>> "One of the most interesting
>> trees, though not a native, is the Morishima acacia. This is the same tree
>> mentioned earlier in connection with lady bugs and natural predator
>> The wood is hard, the flowers attract bees, and the leaves are good for
>> It helps to prevent insect damage in the orchard, acts as a windbreak, and
>> rhizobium bacteria living within the roots fertilize the soil.
>> This tree was introduced to
>> Japan from Australia some years ago and grows faster than any tree I have
>> ever seen.
>> It sends out a deep root in just a few months and in six or seven years it
>> stands as tall as a telephone pole. In addition, this tree is a nitrogen
>> so if 6 to 10 trees are planted to the quarter acre, soil improvement can
>> carried out in the deep soil strata and there is no need to break your back
>> hauling logs down the mountain."
>> So depending on the farm size 40 plants per acre will be the right
>> proportion to maintain, further to avoid the nuisance it may cause one has
>> to restrict its growth to 6-7 ft by keeping on cutting the above growth
>> before pod-forming and using it for mulch. This could serve the purpose.
>> Hon Raju sir (our 'Light-House') can guide us in this.
>> Best Regards
>> anant joglekar
>> The ultimate goal of natural farming is not simply growing crops but the
>> cultivation and perfection of human beings. Masanobu Fukuoka
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