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  • Michael Meredith
    It depends on the crops, Dieter. As I said before, squash only need 1/100th of the area improved and irrigated.Read me previous post. Michael ... [Non-text
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2009
      It depends on the crops, Dieter. As I said before, squash only need 1/100th of the area improved and irrigated.Read me previous post.
      Michael

      >> many
      >> fields in one small area for use as compost and mulch for a number of
      >> years.
      >> This is suitable for gardening but not for farming. The size of the
      >> garden
      >> is further limited by the water available for irrigation. In the summer I
      >> can irrigate ΒΌ acre, which is less than 1% of the total area. Again this
      >> is
      >> not feasible in farming. With plowing a farmer can use 100% of his land
      >> even without irrigation.
      >>
      >> The myth that nature will create a garden all by itself is also not
      >> correct.
      >> The quasi virgin soil between the fields (2f) with soil that has probably
      >> not been disturbed for centuries produces only half of what the improved
      >> garden soil or the plowed fields produce.
      >>
      >> Nor is it correct to assume that soil will improve of its own simply by
      >> stopping to plow. After 12 years without plowing the soil is still as
      >> poor
      >> as ever.
      >>
      >> Dieter Brand
      >> Portugal, April 4, 2009


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