Tell me more about ground cherries, they grew wild on my old MO farm...I never knew they were good for anything. I bet I could get some for seed if I wanted there still.
Brenda Groth wrote:
don't know what the heck with the new guy..but
i had a thought about those self seeding carrots.
here we have a lot of wild queen annes lace..and there are poison hemlocks in some areas that i'm not sure but might crossbreed with carrots..so do be careful about your selfseeding carrots.
i'm sure there are other plants that might also crosspollinate with dangerous or useless plants ..foodwise..but this is the only one that came to mind immediately..
wolfmtn wrote:Fukuoka is way too theoretical and impractical for serious food production...ok, maybe it works with rice, but tossing handfulls of carrot seeds to the wind just ain't gonna cut it. no offense mr. fukuoka! your still the bomb diddley.
i haven't gone through the entire thread yet, but i thought i would mention these two fabulous resources. i call forest gardening permaculture on steroids. organic steroids of course! LOL!:
"edible forest gardening" (two volumes)
forest gardening is spectacular stuff. ecologically centered design focusing on self-fertile and maintaining gardens. emphasizes controlling
not self seeding annuals...edible perennials!! many uncommon plants
i hope i'm not being redundant. -nick
One of the hallmarks of a Fukuoka style vegetable garden is that many (most) of the vegetables self-seed themselves and eventually evolve into half-wild landraces adapted to the local growing conditions and pests.
I heart mache (corn salad) and dandelions and good king henry to eat.
All self seed.
Well, it seems that everything else that I have learned on this forum has worked so I will let them seed at will.
This is something I don't understand about the self-seeding thing... If you are supposed to rotate crops, how do you do that with self-seeding?
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