The second part of the Ben Lawton and Paul chat focuses on getting Paul's permaculture message out into the world.
Ben asks Paul if he has ever considered a show like Beekman's World or any type of media that will get Paul's message in the brains of the masses. Paul talks about a BBC contacted him about a reality-type show that follows him as he finds land and people move on the land. They discuss ideas for getting the message out there including using the service Help a Reporter out and a permaculture MythBusters.
Paul and Ben discuss the podcasts being gummed up, it seems there is always a problem or technical difficulties that makes it hard to the podcasts out. Paul is concerned that when he does get land, doing the podcasts will be tougher because he will be even busier that he is now.
Paul says that he feels under-qualified but has the need to get the word out about permaculture.
I don't know if its too late or if you even want to, but I think you should definitely get rid of that hardware cloth. Your trees are going to get pretty big this year and the cloth will girdle the stems. I grow chestnuts in similar beds and the diameter of the trees is greater than the squares in that hardware cloth at the end of the year. Good luck, I'm sure your trees will be awesome no matter what.
I remember liking most organ meats growing up (fifties and sixties) especially beef heart and tongue, but also liver. I think it was always sliced thin, cooked with onions in lard, maybe breaded a little with just flour, salt and pepper. It was always really fresh either from the butcher or from a cow that dad butchered though. I don't remember it being tough ever...and good cold as leftovers....haven't had any in a long time.
....and I liked kidneys....I didn't like 'sweet breads' or brains although my parents considered them a special treat........farm folks
Miles Flansburg wrote:Sorry someone may have already asked this but I was wondering if the flowers make seed? I was looking at mine today and it looks kind of like the dried flowers had made seeds. Am I seeing that correctly? If so can you grow them from seed ?
Yes, sunroots can be grown from seed.
Sunroots are self-incompatible. Therefore, they require an unrelated variety as a pollen donor. If they don't get pollinated, the plants will sometimes go through the motions of making seed shells, but they are empty and don't contain a viable embryo. Also, birds are voracious predators of sunroot seeds. In my garden I pretty much have to put a bag over the flower heads soon after petal drop if I want to collect seeds.
Saving sunroot seeds from birds with floating row cover.
I have some extra Black Locust seedlings and I am looking to spread the wealth! I have an extra couple hundred I am letting go for $5 for 20 plants,you pick them up I am in Louisville. Send Me a Purple Mosseage
i think rocks are a neccesity in every system, different placement and uses in different systems, but i'd say nessacary
in my cheyenne property where i am trying to to maximize winter ehat gain and deflect some of the heat in the summer, i plan to have darker colored rocks on southfacing slopes and south sides of rock piles, and lighter colored rocks on the north facing slopes and north side of rock piles, that way during the hotter summer months the whiter rocks deflect more heat and reflect more radiation, rather than absorb it, and during the winter months, the darker rocks take the most direct radiation and capture the most heat
the dew and condensate fact is a great thing to consider with rocks
flat rocks will likely capture more mid-day heat while reflecting more of the early mornign and late evening temps but will slow water the most and spread it more when it comes down as well as give good habitat for cooler-blooded predators and such
kinda kicking myself off the internet for the night but yeah - rocks ROCK!
any interplanting with blueberries would require the same type of soil..highly acidic. I have tried a few things with my blueberries, and actually the blueberries seem to do best somewhat alone..but in t he wild they grow in swampy woodsy areas where there are a lot of rotting logs and moss..so it would seem that would work well in the garden as well..seems the rotting logs hold the moisture same as what hugel would only these logs are on TOP of the soil rather than buried..best wild blueberries found by these..also wild mushrooms
Dido what Aron said. Is this a temporary structure? I see the post are directly into the ground, even if cedar, you have only limited life span, unless over hangs are at least 3 meters out. Charring and back-filling with stone/gravel can greatly extend lifespan. Did you consider timber framing?
Ive been collecting the seeds of both in Paris lately, mostly honeylocust. Great to hear that the thorns aren't dominant...as badass of a hedge that would be, I never saw thorns on the trunks of the honeylocust like in the photos, but the branches did have some. The pods would be a perfect treat for pigs or cows...and they are sweet inside. A good animal food/fast grower/nitro-fixer/less shady tree. I see MANY more black locusts here though - about 100 to 1. They have thorns on the branches and many are 60 feet tall here...very beautiful trees and make great chicken food in the fall. If people could collect all those smaller seedpods and save them for chickens later through the fall...could be great.
I took a nail file to the seeds and it worked..make sure the seeds are dry though when filing otherwise it will ruin mom's cheapo nail file lol
No seed chilling period either..started right up from 2012 seed. I really want to start large amounts of them for borders and mother trees in new areas..the city of paris must have realized how fast they grow and how easy they are to care for...they call them "acacias" but they are black locusts for sure.
The seeds from a friend in vermont (black locust) do look a bit darker than the ones here but they are for sure the same tree...maybe a different cultivar? Not sure.