Re: [fukuoka_farming] Question: Effectiveness of seed balls in palm-dominant alley cropping?
I don't have any experience with alley cropping, but I do use palm
fronds for mulching. The thick ends will take more than a year to
decompose, but that doesn't matter if you don't plow. Phoenix palms
are useful for direct seeding or transplanting. Washingtonias are
more difficult to use.
On 12/4/08, Douglas Barnes <duckrace2000@...> wrote:
> I am wondering if anyone has or knows of success with seed ball grain
> propagation in a palm-dominant Taungya (alley cropping) system.
> Supposedly, the mulch from the palm fronds makes ordinary cultivation
> difficult. But what about a natural farming approach?
> Thank you!