Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: How many clayballs for 20 acres? seed quantity required: clayball vs tillin
- G'day J,
I haven't really decided on anything specific yet.
I'd be happy with any type of grain (best suited to
the climate perhaps) and various types of flowers and
--- macropneuma <macropneuma@...> wrote:
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> Victorian, Oz, myself, I recommend from my
> experience that you sow seedballs in very early
> autumn / late summer (march), as the
> Mediterranean-climate of that area means substantial
> rain *only* in winter, summers are
> very dry & can be extremely hot (~45 C). I guess you
> know all this, but the importance is
> for seedballs to work well there are better times to
> sow according to conditions. Generally
> it would be in good enough time to settle into the
> soil microsites well before the local rainy
> Secondly, the number (and size of each) seed ball
> depends on the seeds' size and
> shape and ball making ingredients, methods & recipe.
> So perhaps if you can give a list of
> some of the major seed species you're using, then
> the group can advise you well. The
> Japanese, Indian & Greek members seems to be amongst
> the most expert in seed balls
> making, especially for large scale - I'm not expert
> experienced on that.
> I can advise on S.E. Australian plants and
> ecosystems, ecology, climate etc.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Matthew
> Bond" <m007j_1999@...> wrote:
> > G'day,
> > I'm planning on doing some clayballs for some land
> near Lake Hindmarsh
> > (near Nhill/Dimboola - the major centre in the
> area being Horsham in
> > Victoria, Australia) and was wondering how much
> soil/clay/seed etc I
> > would need for 20 acres. Also, what would be a
> good time to
> > distribute the clayballs at this time of year
> (given it's spring in
> > the southern hemisphere now). It may actually be
> more practical for
> > me to make the clayballs first and transport them
> to the land later
> > depending on the quantity.
> > Also, are less seeds needed per acre using
> clayballs or is it the same
> > as if you tilled?
> > regards,
> > Matthew.
On Thu, 1 Nov 2007, email@example.com, "macropneuma" wrote:
| The Japanese, Indian & Greek members seems to be amongst the most expert
| in seed balls making, especially for large scale - I'm not expert
| experienced on that.
This is a very interesting question:
* How do we make seedballs efficiently for 20 acres?