• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
garden masters:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • thomas rubino
  • Bill Crim
  • Kim Goodwin
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Amit Enventres
  • Mike Jay
  • Dan Boone

I may have messed up big time.  RSS feed

 
Posts: 126
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
About 4 years ago I planted 6 varieties of bamboo, and 3 apple trees very near the septic lateral lines. The area is well drained and never moist or soggy. (very rocky)
There are only 2 folks on the septic system now. This will prob be our first year to get fruit, due to late frosts, drought etc. Any thoughts or ideas are welcome.

Thank you, Randy
 
Posts: 3366
Location: Kansas Zone 6a
33
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Unless you have specific issues like hepatitis or taking persistent medications, you should have some tasty fruit.

The bamboo worries me more about plugging the field with roots, but that depends on the type and the spacing.
 
Posts: 2679
Location: Phoenix, AZ (9b)
182
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'll agree with R Scott - the fruit should be fine. And, there's always composting toilets and humanure if the leach field becomes problematic.
 
Randy Gibson
Posts: 126
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am happy to hear this. No meds or illnesses here. We don't even take asparin.
The compsting toilet is a great alternative as well, should we develop a problem.
I really do appreciate this website and all of the knowledge that is shared here.

Thank you, Randy

The bamboo we planted was; black, varigated, solid stem, bibax? and 2 others I cannot remember off hand.
The verigated is spreading like wildfire, the black took off this spring but the last feeze seems to have killed all of the new shoots.
 
Oh, sure, you could do that. Or you could eat some pie. While reading this tiny ad:
Tomatoes! Ha! Anyone can grow that. Amaze your neighbors, grow your own shirt!
https://permies.com/wiki/92731/fiber-arts/Homegrown-Linen-transforming-flaxseed-fibre
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!