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Brandon Lee

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Los Angeles, CA
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I have been growing these plants in Los Angeles and would put them in the tough category.

Goji,
Comfrey, when shaded
Jujube, self seeds, tolerates neglect, not threatened by other pioneers
Litchi Tomato, great flavors
Rosemary
4 years ago
I live in Los Angeles and my yard has a lot of this stuff. The property I'm currently on has been abandoned for some time. I thought I should let it go a bit and help build soil, but after reading this it seems like an exception to that method. So no S.T.U.N. I wonder if anyone has had any luck using the sheet mulching method described in Gaya's Garden. It seems pretty full proof but life finds a way right? I am most interested in the hot mulch pile method. Would you just be slowly chasing it around the yard by moving piles here and there? I will try and make a bucket of compost tea with it. I certainly have enough to experiment with!
4 years ago
it'd be neat to see a map with different biomes and where all of 2015's pdcs fall. is there already a central list any where to work off of?

I'm currently shopping for a pdc this year and I wouldn't mind making a pdc map to help others.
4 years ago
Hey Henry,

I started doing some hugels this years with mixed success in different scenarios. I joined up with a community garden recently and convinced them to let me build a hugel bed in my 10 x 10 plot. I used basically the same ingredients as you are suggesting. Months have gone by now and progress is a bit slow. The biggest downfall for start up speed, I believe was the horse poo. I had access to an inexhaustible pile next door. I thought to use this as my primary cover over my logs and wood scraps. The horse poop couldn't hold water very well, or drain water very well. The hugels are looking so-so months later. I would strongly recommend getting an ample layer of compost to jump start the hugel for more immediate return. (community garden space is usually not free!) I made a hugel on my front lawn that used a lot of my good compost, and it is doing very well for its first season! The top layer has to have some fertility.
4 years ago
Thanks John. I really appreciate the feedback. I have not heard of people doing this to peppers! I would love to try it! I have seen natal plum growing everywhere growing up here. I have never known until now that they had much food value. I always assumed that because the sap was milky white and there were a ton of thorns, that I should not go there. The next time I see some, I will definitely snag them up. I can safely assume that most people around here don't know what to do with them.
4 years ago
I've been reading here on permies for a while. This year I really tried to take on more action in permaculture. I started a website about urban growing here in Los Angeles.

http://LAFOODFOREST.com

We've got a few articles and videos up that I thought might be interesting to the readers here. We have focused heavily on hugelkulturs as well as community education. We've tried to document a lot of the most interesting things we've done. Although a lot of the work we have done does not amount to massive food forest establishment yet, but it is something that we are always trying to keep within our scope.

I am open to anything you fine folks have to say. I have never made a site before this. Wordpress rocks for this.

-Brandon
4 years ago
Hey guys and gals. I recently dug up a rather huge comfrey plant and did some dividing of the roots. I have them bagged with moist vermiculite and straw ready to ship out.

3 roots per bundle for 8 dollars

I only have about 18 bags for sale currently. Potentially more coming later, I need to do some digging

Private message me if your are interested. I am currently only accepting paypal payments.

-Brandon
I have gojis grown from seed, using all organic Fox Farm brand soils. They are healthy and from proven stock. They are quite delicious fresh or dried. These quickly reach a nice fruiting, about 1.5-2 years.

10 Dollars each.

512-666-4228

-Brandon
5 years ago
I have gojis grown from seed, using all organic Fox Farm brand soils. They are healthy and from proven stock. They are quite delicious fresh or dried. These quickly reach a nice fruiting, about 1.5-2 years.

10 Dollars each.

512-666-4228

-Brandon
Goji berry seedlings grown for 1 year for seed.

Higher vitamin c content than oranges!

Good strong wood and branches, ready to be planted in the ground for the coming spring for it's first fruiting year.

Grown using all organic Fox Farm brand soils.

They are 15 each, but I can go down on the price if you're interested in multiple goji seedlings.

You won't find gojis this pampered and ready to go anywhere else around here.

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Brandon