Dale Hodgins wrote:I think it's natural for people to focus on whatever they are most interested in, but having an overly zealous fixation can be a problem. Before you even got to it, I knew you would mention the rocket mass heaters.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Dan Grubbs wrote:.... Permaculture is holistic, and I hope everyone can see the forest and not just the trees.
wayne fajkus wrote:I have a different view about post counts on biggies like rmh and hugelkulture. They are topics that get people to these forums. Once these biggies get them here, they learn the other aspects. So in essence, its helping people get the total concept.
If i were to google both of these, i would guess permies is on the first page of searches.
Having said that, the op's thoughts are valid. We all get in our own singular pattern.
Skandi Rogers wrote:I think it's also important to remember that not everything on here is applicable to your climate, all the talk of water control for me it is the total opposite I need to remove water as fast as possible not hold onto it, same with cooling the soil I need to warm mine up with black plastic not cool it with mulches. (if I wish to grow marginal plants like squash and tomato) But then I get hung up on other things, I've been smacking my head on regulations regarding stored rainwater usage on crops for sale (it's illegal without treatment). Perhaps I should drop that especially as I never watered this year and only watered twice last year. Maybe I should just accept I need to use town water for the greenhouse. (or put a sneaky pump into my spring)
It may also be that people appear to get hung up on here as we all ask about something specific, when in reality we're thinking about 30 things at once. On a personal note if I try to think of everything I end up starting it all and finishing nothing while everything I started decays around me.