Re: Rasalhague and healing
- --- In email@example.com, "Heather" <HeatherCam@s...> wrote:
> How interesting to hear you talk about your side of the world.it, and know what one is looking for.
> All the edible wild food sounds good. Although here in Australia
> there is edible bush food, but one often need to acquire a taste for
here are many different berries from even thorny bushes like
"Hippophae rhamnoides". They use in natural health drinks to give
enough vitamisns for your diet. Today there was a writing in the local
paper about northern berries.
Here it goes:
In Kainuu, Finland they have got encouraging results in the first ripe
cloudberry (some dictionaries say arctic raspberries) greenhouse
cultivating experiment that aims towards berry production. In the
first experiments the level of crop was more than eight kilograms to a
hundred square meters.
It was only the crop of one lot. There are still improvements to be
made, and in the future, it is the question to make it profitable
also. During the year you can have six different crop of ripe
cloudberry, if the necessary space in the greenhouse is provided for
enabling the natural course of circulation. This greenhouse experiment
is just taking first steps, but outside in the summertime in swampy
places and fields the cultivation is already gone further. There are
about twenty ripe cloudberry growers in Kainuu, with a growing area
about three hectares of land. At its best they have picked about 3000
kilograms of berries per hectare. The biggest yellow berries have been
about the size of a 2-euro coin, and weighed over 6 grams. The
cultivation has got money from funds of different EU-projects since
the end of 1990's. They have brought new plants from Norway also. I
think it is "Rubus chamaemorus" that naturally grows here in Finland.
They educate people for this here in this area where I live, as well
for cultivating ripe cloudberries as for northern cranberries.
Well, they say that those places are not for any "lottery winnings"
though they can have big crops. It takes a lot of money to start the
cultivation. The ripe cloudberry is a pioneering plant that cannot
stand any rivalling plants around. Former peat moor is the best
foundation for a new ripe cloudberry plantation.