Michael Longfield

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Permaculturist, Herbalist, Entrepreneur, propagator, post-industrial left-wing libertarian.
Southern IL zone 6b/7
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50 Chinese Chestnut barefoot 1-year-old seedling trees for 195.99 + free shipping. Choose between 'Qing' or 'Kohr' parent trees.
-Both cultivars are recommended by the Missouri State Agroforestry Department for commercial production.  Seedling trees of proven cultivars give genetic diversity while favoring superior traits. Choose between 'Qing' or 'Kohr' parent trees.
-Trees are 1.5-2.5+ feet tall.

Link to the product: https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/p16/chestnuts

Thread about the farm: https://permies.com/t/88447/Interwoven-Permaculture-Farm-Nursery

We also have available:
TREES: thornless honey locust, black locust, Chinese dogwood, Chinese quince
ROOTS: Jerusalem artichoke, comfrey, groundnut
SEEDS: Chinese wild yam, Codonopsis, American Lotus
CUTTINGS: Black Elderberry 'Sampo'

Link to everything else: https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/c1/Featured_Products

All grown at our permaculture farm and budding community in Southern IL.  Please don't hesitate to ask any questions. Immense gratitude for all the support! Happy planting!
Hey Michael.  Sorry for the delayed reply.  I somehow missed your question.  

I both let them grow on the ground, as well as over a trellis.  I find that the yields are improved when they have a trellis.  

Take care!
Yes, the groundnuts are still available.

Here is the link: https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/p8/groundnut.html

The comfrey we offer is Russian Comfrey Bocking #4.  It is sterile.  As of now, we only have root cuttings posted on our website.  I will try and get the root crowns posted on there ASAP.  In the meantime, if you do want comfrey root crowns, just order the root cuttings (link below), and mention in the notes that you would like crowns.  Instead of 15 cuttings, I will send 7 root crowns.  

Here is a link to the comfrey: https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/p19/Comfrey%2C_Bocking_%234_Root_Cuttings.html
Thread about the farm: https://permies.com/t/88447/Interwoven-Permaculture-Farm-Nursery

Groundnuts from the online nursery: https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/p8/groundnut.html

We also have available:
TREES: Chestnut, thornless honey locust, black locust, Chinese dogwood
ROOTS: Chinese artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, comfrey, groundnut
SEEDS: Chinese wild yam, Codonopsis, American Lotus

Feel free to ask any questions...

I love you permies!


Thread about the farm: https://permies.com/t/88447/Interwoven-Permaculture-Farm-Nursery

Groundnuts from the online nursery: https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/p8/groundnut.html

We also have available:
TREES: Chestnut, thornless honey locust, black locust, Chinese dogwood
ROOTS: Chinese artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, comfrey, groundnut
SEEDS: Chinese wild yam, Codonopsis

Feel free to ask any questions...

I love you permies!


I also like the idea of selling more cuttings and seeds from my nursery.  One of the big reasons I don't sell produce is because what gets me more excited is the idea of other people being able to grow their own food.  What is most important to me is getting perennial plants in the ground, so if I can supply propagation material in a form that would allow people to plant more, than I am having greater success.  Unfortunately, at this time I do not have any extra chestnut seed available.  I may in fall, but I'm not sure.  Happy planting!
Thanks to both of you for the positivity!  I love what I do, and I appreciate yall!  :)
-Chinese Yams are hardy to zone 4.
-The root is food and medicine.
-The vines can grow quite long, I have never given them an endless trellis to determine how long they will grow.
-They can be a bit aggressive and spread.  In your zone, I wouldn't worry about it.
-I planted them 5 years ago at our old homestead, I go back every year and check on them, and they really have not spread that much.  
-The metal fence would work great.
I need to get around to writing more complete write-ups for both these plants.

Potato Onion
-Zone 4-8
-Plant bulbs in fall or spring just below the soil every foot or so
-It grows similar to a normal onion, but instead of a single bulb it forms a clump of 5+ bulbs
-Harvest them in summer when the foliage begins to die back
-When planting from seed they tend to form one fairly large sized bulb
-When planting from smaller bulbs they tend to form a whole bunch of small bulbs, similar to shallots.  
-For an in-depth write up of the potato onion check out...https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jnqst7-9YfWFovhqjARtcZZVJC0TPzKsow_5mdAwnyA/edit

Chinese Air Tubers
-The air tubers can get as big as a quarter or so
-They are harvested in summer, and eaten raw they are similar to a raw potato
-They create a large root, that can be delicate to harvest because it can easily snap off.  
-It is a Chinese herb for building the energy (qi of the body), and improving digestion.  It can be also used as food similar to how we think of 'superfoods'.
-it likes a trellis and is effortless to grow.  
We just recently added Potato Onion sets to our current perennial offerings.  
19.89 for 20 Sets + free shipping
https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/p22/potato_onion


Our complete list of nursery stock that is available for immediate shipment
-Egyptian Walking Onion Top Sets
-Potato Onion Sets
-Chinese Wild Yam 'Air Tubers"

They can all be requested to be shipped in fall or spring at checkout, along with the rest of our seasonally available stock such as trees and tubers.

-Jerusalem Artichokes
-Ground Nuts
-Chinese Artichokes
-Comfrey Bocking #4
-Chestnut Trees
-black locust Trees
-Thornless Honey Locust Trees

Consider checking out all of our permaculture nursery stock at... https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html