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  • Nandan Palaparambil
    Dear Rajuji, Thanks for the insights.  After growing sunhemp for an year, I find the grass has subsided a lot. Regards,Nandan ... From: Raju Titus
    Message 1 of 14 , Jun 13 6:56 AM
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      Dear Rajuji,
      Thanks for the insights. 
      After growing sunhemp for an year, I find the grass has subsided a lot.


      Regards,Nandan

      --- On Wed, 6/12/13, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...> wrote:

      From: Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...>
      Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Sunhemp growing
      To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 8:58 PM
















       









      Dear Nanadan,

      When i stopped tilling in the beginning my field was covered by very

      strong grass but slowly it vanished now my field is free from grass.

      In some but very little places grass is emerging due to heavy flow of

      water.

      I realized that there is direct relation between soil erosion and the

      growth of grass.

      I do not grow rice or wheat in the grass cover legumes do well in the

      grass cover.

      Thanks

      Raju



      On 6/12/13, Nandan Palaparambil <p_k_nandanan@...> wrote:

      > Hi Ruthie,

      > In areas where I had left the grass to grow by itself, without

      > cutting/watering that area, fertility was much better. When I cut it

      > frequently and water that area, grass still grows strong. May be watering

      > was the real issue, since it allowed grass to grow again.

      >  If the grass is allowed to grow to mature stage and dries back, then those

      > plants die and new plants can come from only seeds. Not sure, if grass has a

      > tendency to grow again from the same plant for the next season, if it is

      > cut, before maturing.

      >

      > Regards,Nandan

      >

      > --- On Tue, 6/11/13, Ruthie Aquino <ruthieaquino1@...> wrote:

      >

      > From: Ruthie Aquino <ruthieaquino1@...>

      > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Sunhemp growing

      > To: "fukuoka farming" <fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com>

      > Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 11:09 PM

      >

      > Hello Nandan,

      > I have a similar experience to yours  : where grass is growing it is

      > difficult to have nice soil.

      > When I can I uproot the clumps of tough grass and cover them with

      > something, even cut grass.

      > My natural garden started last year, on an area covered by regularly mown

      > grass, is starting to have less compacted soil.

      > I think the natural farming suitable to my location has to start with

      > elimination of impenetrable grass and its thick cushion of tangled roots.

      > best

      > RUTHIE

      >

      >

      > 2013/6/11 Nandan <p_k_nandanan@...>

      >

      >> **

      >>

      >>

      >> Hi,

      >>

      >> I have been using sunhemp as a cover crop in some part of the farm. I had

      >> sown seeds in last June, starting with rain and allowed it to grow for a

      >> complete year. It had flowers/seeds harvested some seeds, remaining seeds

      >> had fallen on the ground and started germinating now. There was no

      >> interruption on the ground, no watering etc..

      >>

      >> In another area, grass was growing and I had cut it when the grass was

      >> growing tall and mulched back without disturbing the soil. One more time

      >> I

      >> did this when grass had grown back and some water also leaked to this

      >> area

      >> in the summer.

      >>

      >> Now when I look at the two areas, the area where sunhemp was growing is

      >> less infected with weeds and land looks much relaxed there. Sunhemp seeds

      >> are growing every where and this may interfere with other farming

      >> activities, so planning to pick them after they grow to some height. In

      >> the

      >> area, where the cutting of grass was done multiple times, grass is still

      >> agressively growing with the start of rain.

      >>

      >> Regards,

      >> Nandan

      >>

      >>

      >>

      >

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    • Sumant Joshi
      Yugandhar, please try again, others seem to have no issues Sent from my BSNL landline B-fone Warm regards, Sumant Joshi Tel - 09370010424, 0253-2361161 ...
      Message 2 of 14 , Jun 14 2:56 AM
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        Yugandhar, please try again, others seem to have no issues



        Sent from my BSNL landline B-fone


        Warm regards,

        Sumant Joshi
        Tel - 09370010424, 0253-2361161



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        > From: Yugandhar S <s.yugandhar@...>
        >To: Fukuoka Farming <fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com>
        >Sent: Wednesday, 12 June 2013 10:58 AM
        >Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] permaculture stuff
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        >
        >Sumant ji,
        >  Cannot access the link.
        >
        >--Yug
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        >
        >On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Sumant Joshi <sumant_jo@...> wrote:
        >
        >> **
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        >>
        >> Hi everyone, I went for a permaculture design course in May. very
        >> enlightening
        >>
        >> here are lots of goodies which some of us might like to use
        >>
        >>
        >> https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0bGFzmmPecaTVBBRGc5eDhlMlU&usp=sharing
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        >> Sent from my BSNL landline B-fone
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        >> Warm regards,
        >>
        >> Sumant Joshi
        >> Tel - 09370010424, 0253-2361161
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        >> >________________________________
        >> > From: Nandan <p_k_nandanan@...>
        >> >To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
        >> >Sent: Tuesday, 11 June 2013 7:11 PM
        >> >Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Sunhemp growing
        >> >
        >> >
        >> >
        >> >
        >> >Hi,
        >> >
        >> >I have been using sunhemp as a cover crop in some part of the farm. I had
        >> sown seeds in last June, starting with rain and allowed it to grow for a
        >> complete year. It had flowers/seeds harvested some seeds, remaining seeds
        >> had fallen on the ground and started germinating now. There was no
        >> interruption on the ground, no watering etc..
        >> >
        >> >In another area, grass was growing and I had cut it when the grass was
        >> growing tall and mulched back without disturbing the soil. One more time I
        >> did this when grass had grown back and some water also leaked to this area
        >> in the summer.
        >> >
        >> >Now when I look at the two areas, the area where sunhemp was growing is
        >> less infected with weeds and land looks much relaxed there. Sunhemp seeds
        >> are growing every where and this may interfere with other farming
        >> activities, so planning to pick them after they grow to some height. In the
        >> area, where the cutting of grass was done multiple times, grass is still
        >> agressively growing with the start of rain.
        >> >
        >> >Regards,
        >> >Nandan
        >> >
        >> >
        >> >
        >> >
        >> >
        >>
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