K Putnam wrote:
On a small scale, I think you have to be OK with the idea of "wasting" seed, where with ruminants involved, you'd be getting the benefit of meat, wool, milk, or whatever, which tends to bring the thing full circle.
charlotte anthony wrote:i like to put the big picture on the table. i am not interested specifically in applying gabe brown's technics anywhere. i am interested in growing healthy food without pests, without fertilizer, without irrigation. i believe this food has higher brix scale readings. i believe these methods take incredibly less effort. i do not believe we have to include mob grazing. we can replace ruminants feces with microbial innoculations. s
Gabe's experiment with planting a garden by tossing 30 or 40 different kinds of veggie seeds into the planter and running it over the land is interesting. Everything came up and things sorted themselves out as the season went on . . . the stuff that liked growing next to each other did well, and those that didn't, didn't. On a small home-scale, I don't see why you couldn't do that as well, except it makes it hard to harvest and to know what is ripe. You'd spend a lot of extra time always moving around, trying to find a carrot that is ready to pull, or being frustrated that you didn't get to this or that veggie in time before it got too large. And things like watermelon or pumpkins will take over everything if you let them. Heck, even a tomato will conquer the universe if you don't keep it in check.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
I wish I knew the soil depth in the Bismarck Area so we could determine the depth of water penetration.
Marco Banks wrote:If someone decided to mob graze bunnies using electric fences and bat latches, I want to see that video.