Michael Cox wrote:If barley is grown in your area already then you can probably find some feral plants. Look for roadside verges/hedgerows/edges of fields where barley has been grown before. Ferals will already be heading down the path of naturalising to your local conditions.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:A lady grew some squash in my garden last year from a commercial packet of seeds. The bugs devoured them. It was surreal to me. I had forgotten that we even have bugs in this area that eat plants... I used to cull squash plants that attracted bugs, but now I barely remember that they used to be a problem.
Dan Boone wrote:
Today I noticed that one of the plants had turned dark in color. Upon close examination, it was completely covered with some sort of insect eggs on the undersides of the leaves. I don't know what they are but they look like whatever was chewing up my kale all last summer.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:Once I saw what a powerful technique it is for me, I committed to converting every crop that I grow into a landrace.
Jenna Ferresty wrote:When planting landrace seeds, do you still rotate planting spaces or do you plant in the same place and hope to breed pest resistance?