Matt Tebbit wrote:I just read the first article he posted on Mother Earth News and it mentions he grows potatoes from seed. My grandfather talked to me about this once and said that there was a risk that new varieties of potatoes could originate and then there is the danger that the tubers could be poisonous, is this a risk at all?
How easy is it to get potatoes germinating from seed? I'd imagine they'd be pretty easy, like a tomato as they're related. We have a dearth of potatoes here so it'd be an interesting experiment.
Bill Bradbury wrote:Next time I see Joseph, I will tell him about this website and the appreciative folks here on Permies!
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
My favorite garden is what I have been calling my "Food Forest". It is a mix of trees, and shrubs, and vines, and forbs that pretty much takes care of itself other than I irrigate it from time to time, and prune most springs. I'm intending to write a more formal introduction to myself, but for today I'll just say I love what I've seen on Permies.com, and I can't believe that I am just finding your site today!
Dan Boone wrote:Awesome! So happy you're here! Very interested in hearing about your food forest area when you get the time to write it up.
A small soil retention work. A couple of old logs laid perpendicular across an arroyo . This filled with rocks during the first heavy rain about 2 years after construction. The large size of the collected gravel means flow was quite heavy. The larger boulders were used to hold the logs in place.
A small bund about 100 yards long. Built near-contour, just above a break-line. I love the bunches of yellow four-nerved daisies. Flow is towards the camera, but you'd never know it by looking at the photo.
The largest ravine. Pretty much does what it wants when it wants. That gabion contains 36 cubic feet of rock, and took 3 HARD days to build. It filled with gravel during the first storm. Weeds sprouted in the wet gravel.
A closeup of the gabion. It's supposedly level, don't trust the photo.
Ann Torrence wrote:For example, he planted a few hundred hazelnuts seeds and about a dozen survived without weeding.
leanna jones wrote:just wanted to say thank you for all your posts, please keep it up
i'm also market gardening with a short growing season, but with opposite conditions: very, very wet and cool, little sun. i'm inspired by your work to try to develop some landraces here, i feel drawn to trying tomatoes or squash - with conventional seed i'm getting very sad little yields in a polytunnel and they are impossible to grow outside.
i will be studying all the info you've put out and will make at least a small start in 2016.