Roberto pokachinni wrote:It would be difficult to say what is happening with the water without really observing your soils at depths, and also, perhaps, looking downslope of your land to see if water is springing up somewhere. It could be that all your efforts to date are simply charging the aquifer, which is to say, a very positive thing for the region. That said, if you have the means, getting some deep rooted nitrogen fixers in place will help pump water upwards in your land, while providing microclimates to establish other plants/trees. Trees will also help with evaporation issues, and wind, which will then keep more of the moisture on the ground for longer. The other best thing to do, besides plant nurse trees, is to incorporate as much organic matter in your clay, and then mulch it substantially. Well mulched clay soils, particularly with plenty of organic matter will hold a tremendous amount of moisture in your upper layers. This is particularly true if the clay soil is also shaded from intense sun, and sheltered from drying winds. Another thing that you can do is bury wood under your soils before you mulch. Instead of raised hugulkultur, think buried wood beds. You might want to check out Tyler Luden's Buried Wood Bed Thread.
Michelle Bisson wrote:From a nutrition and caloric comparison, how does potatoes compare with squash. Would you replace pototes with squash in a meal?
Cl Robinson wrote:The blooms are edible, everything else is toxic, so toxic that 2 beans could kill a child. I have not tried them yet, but intend to this spring.
Gilbert Fritz wrote:I never realized that wisterias could be edible, that is great information! Then again, late frost tends to catch the buds here.
Ryan Tollmann wrote:They have one or two county inpectors, the only touchy thing i can see is wells and septic...