Dan Boone wrote:Marc, if you google a bit I think you'll find a lot of people eating the stems of the daylilies (cooked or when young/tender enough, raw) and there seems to be a fair bit of salad use of the flowers as well. I should think eating tubers or stems makes a bigger impact on the patch.
I've tasted the tubers and young stems raw and found them tasty but impractical (lotta cleaning). Looking forward to testing the buds/flowers.
Dan Boone wrote:Agree about compaction. It seems to vary with depth; a lot of my clay can be laboriously spaded in the top foot but below that (if bedrock is not already encountered) you're chipping it with a mattock and getting a few ounces of clay flakes with each swing.
Matu Collins wrote:Developing the eyes to see! It's amazing how long it can take to see something right in front of my own eyes.
Dan Boone wrote:Sorry to say, the bedrock is good old-fashioned sandstone, there's no mistaking it. A few years spent shoveling gravel into a sluicebox in the gold fields of the upper Yukon left me knowing more than I ever cared to know about bedrock. My permaculture and horticulture knowledge is painfully slight but my practical geology is pretty solid.