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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Digest Number 951

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  • Thomas Younger
    Hyacinth Bean is very vigorous and the whole plant can be eaten. I have a heritage pole bean plant that climbed 2 metres up a string and then another 2 metres
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 9, 2005
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      Hyacinth Bean is very vigorous and the whole plant can
      be eaten. I have a heritage pole bean plant that
      climbed 2 metres up a string and then another 2 metres
      up a fence.

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      > 1. Vining forage crops for horse?
      > From: BT Benjaminson
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      > Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 10:40:54 +0200
      > From: BT Benjaminson <btbenj@...>
      > Subject: Vining forage crops for horse?
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      > Fellow farmers,
      > Has anyone successfully experimented with vining
      > forage crops that are
      > palatable to horses? Our large pony is now sharing
      > our land with my garden
      > because my children need therapeutic riding. Of
      > course the manure compost
      > comes in handy.
      > But since I have a small amount of land I wonder
      > about animal forage systems
      > that are planned in 3 dimensions. Ideally my little
      > pasture should be lined
      > with forage trees and shrubs, but until then, can
      > anyone suggest
      > fast-growing vining plants that can be trellissed on
      > my pasture fence? Has
      > anyone tried pole beans for this? I am looking for
      > something that has
      > palatable leaves and fruits/. Please give the latin
      > name if possible.
      > We live in a mediterranean climate here in
      > Israel--it does not rain in the
      > summer or freeze in the winter. During the summer I
      > can irrigate through
      > mulch if necessary.
      > Thanks in advance
      > Bat-Tzion Benjaminson
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