Fukuoka farming in SW Montana
I live in SW Montana, Gallatin Valley, at about 5500 ft in a somewhat arid foothill region.
Is there anyone active with Fukuoka farming in a similar situation?
Main constraints are:
short growing season.
aridity (about 16 inches per year but less
now as we are suffering through a serious
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you might be in that place that calls for tree
planting to help bring more rain. how much land do you
have to work with? tall wind breaks to the north west
and north than some fruit trees that might take the
weather in your area wide planted and mixed with some
lower growing local trees widely planted do all of
this from seed no transplants The transplants will be
to weak and require water and the roots will not
establish them the strength they will need with the
wind. You need to slow the wind so plant a row with
breaks in it than maybe another alternating to slow it
again. Cut your grass and weeds before they make seed
pile them on you bed areas as you would straw so as to
bend the wild plants to the ground add all you can to
stop the grasses from coming up through your cuttings
as with a straw cover than water it down and seed out
all the types of seed you would like to grow keep it
watered a bit and wait to see what happens. most
greens do not require full sun so planting them under
the shade canopy of say an apple tree that could
produce at that elevation would be good and the trees
of many types will provide some frost protection to
the plants under them. mustards, radish, many others
can take the cold. may take 6 years or so but things
will happen your observations will make the necessary
After a bit, Les
--- Nick Dobeck <nicdob@...> wrote:
> I live in SW Montana, Gallatin Valley, at about 5500
> ft in a somewhat arid foothill region.
> Is there anyone active with Fukuoka farming in a
> similar situation?
> Main constraints are:
> short growing season.
> aridity (about 16 inches per year but less
> now as we are suffering through a serious
> Strong winds
> Nick Dobeck
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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It is nice that there is an electronic copy of "One
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Is it possible to add photographs from the original
book? Either adding photos into a PDF with the entire
text, or having a separate file with just the photos?
My sense is that these photos are very helpful in
understanding the book, taking it to heart,
understanding the person behind the text.
I do not have the original book with photos here in
Sweden so I cannot make those copies myself. I would
be very grateful if anyone else would like to!
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