This is the first mesage I have posted here even though I have read with
interest many of your topics for the past couple of years. I live in the sand hills
of Kansas which is not the most fertile for growing, as opposed to much of the
state which is renowned for wheat, corn, maize and soybean production.
Over the past few decades I have tried my hand at finding the best form of
growing that will fit the landscape in which I live. I have used tradational
methods, no composting, composting, crop rotation, raised bed, haybale
growing, grow bag production and for the past few years have included year
around production using hydroponics, aeroponics , and aquaponics. And yes
I have even grown rice here, even though most said it would be impossible.
The point that I want to make here is that one must find what works best
environmentally and ecologically for your geographic location. You cannot
go thourgh the process with blinders on or use tunnel vision as a measuring
rod. We are all given guidleines, but just because something works for the
folks that live in some other country or in my case here in Kansas doesn't
mean it is right for me. Don't get caught up in the exactness and miss out on
Well, I have said enough for this time. Thanks for the opportunity.