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Re: Reforestation 2012-3

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  • KONSTANTINOS
    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
    Message 1 of 14 , Feb 21, 2013
      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.
      Kostas

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fukuoka_farming/photos/album/379324409/pic/678189902/view?picmode=medium&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc



      --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, "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 ?
      > Kostas
      >
      >
      > --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.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
      > >
      >
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