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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Question: Effectiveness of seed balls in palm-dominant alley cropping?

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  • Dieter Brand
    Douglas, 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
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 4, 2008
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      Douglas,

      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.

      Dieter


      On 12/4/08, Douglas Barnes <duckrace2000@...> wrote:
      > Hello,
      >
      > 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!
      >
      >
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