Re: Reforestation 2012-3
- Hello Jason and all,
I just posted a foto - I found a cactus pad that I threw out 1 or 2 months ago - indeed it has roots as shown in the foto - life just got easier.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "KONSTANTINOS" <karoubas@...> wrote:
> Hello Jason
> Thank you for the info - its hard to believe its that easy - just take a pad on the ground and it will root ?
> --- In email@example.com, Jason Dunsmore wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM, KONSTANTINOS wrote:
> > > This spring I plan on putting cactus pears and pads in the ground around the areas I reforested, and around the perimeter of my farm, for both food and as a fence - early indications are that cactus (Opuntia) is a good plant for both reforestation and food production - the pads are edible. As I understand it all you have to do is stick the pad in the ground and walk away - you are done - food production for humans and animals, fire barrier (does not burn) and fence - all to be had in a few minutes, and no cultivation afterwards. Sound good to me - worth a try.
> > >
> > > Does anyone has any experience in using cactus pads in this way - in mass planting?
> > Actually, you only have to throw the cactus pad on the ground and it
> > will take root. No need to dig. I've done this all around my
> > property with nopal cactus and it works well.
> > Regards,
> > Jason