Re: [fukuoka_farming] Forest Garden Plants Available
- Hi Charlie,
I live in southwestern France and I have hardy kiwi, feijoa, cornus kousa
chinensis and can have some grape cuttings of a sort now "banned" in France
because of its production and you all know we try to limit grape harvests
to avoid a wine glut.
The above plants are all readily available so I'm wondering why you don't
have them. If you can grow the strawberry tree then you can grow those
I could save some feijoa seeds, harvest time is around November, but it
would be a better idea to purchase seedlings instead.
Do you have the wild peach? It grows from seed and fruits quickly and it
needs no attention at all.
I also just received two sorts of amaranthus seeds-one upright and one
tail-like. Apparently the seeds are edible. I tried tasting the few I got
but maybe I should have sown everything instead first. They have a nice
Anyway, you can write me privately because what I have may not be
interesting to other members in the group.
I harvested some seeds of trachycarpus fortunei which is also called the
chusan palm and it is hardy. It sprouts spontaneously when left to fall on
the ground but I have not tried sowing the seeds in pots.
Here's my blog : fukuokafrance.wordpress.com
It's in French but there are some nice pictures.
2013/3/15 Charlie <charlielechat@...>
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> Hey all,
> Just wanted to let you know about my blog - its all about Forest Gardening
> and particularly the weird and wonderful array of perennial crops that will
> thrive in a forest garden.
> I have been propagating many of the plants and have them ready to send out
> to enthusiasts, perhaps for a donation or a plant swap. You're also very
> welcome to come and visit my farm in Devon to see the plants in the flesh.
> Please contact me soon if you're interested as the plants will be budding
> up and leafing out when the weather warms up!
> My blog is at:
> Thanks, Charlie :)