greg mosser wrote:just to devil’s advocate a little, goats delight in eating kudzu, and a good flour/starch can be isolated from the tubers. it’s definitely not something to just plant everywhere, but it’s not the unapproachable and useless plant it’s frequently given credit for being. and if we had a culture of relating to it as a good resource to manage and not just ‘the enemy’, i think the general consensus on it would change somewhat.
Ela La Salle wrote:Cécile Stelzer Johnson,
Thank you kindly. I appreciate your explanation.
I'm European. The confusing part I find, is that Latin names on seed packets themselves, are different, of the same bean. Some don't have any.
The ones I remember from childhood, were big, meaty, picked green from green pods, but BIG! .Eaten after being cooked, and darn delicious
Ela La Salle wrote:I'm not much of a help in this department but have a question of my own, if anyone has experienced post-digestive issues after consuming Fava beans?
I am trying to grow some for the very first time this year. The seeds are in the ground. I'm awaiting seedlings.
I used to eat them eons ago as a kid, but haven't had any since.
It's hard to get the true Fava beans as they're classified as broad beans. Even Googling "it", the information is confusing. I beg to differ but what do I know? I'm just starting the "bean romance" LOL
Thanks to anyone who can share some thoughts.
Emilie McVey wrote:I notice that "white dutch clover" is what is specified. Would another clover (red clover, e.g.) work as well, or is there something important about white clover that makes it work better?
John C Daley wrote:Be careful of currency conversions.
I helped somebody in Texas recently. I ordered all the items in Austin for them having discussed what was available, the tanks were certainly closer to $US2900.
John C Daley wrote:The secret in Australia is the 20,000L tank.
It holds the water for a long time and allows settlement of any fine particles also.
Tank - $A2900 use 2 inch ball valves
In line leaf traps adjacent to guttering each $A50
First flush filter - just after leaf trap $A50 each
fine screen on tank $A30
Good pump $A200-800
Thats about all the special gear, its much better value than any well if you have the rain.
I live in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia average rainfall 450mm,
I store 60,000L around the house filled from house and outbuildings and another 120,000L off a huge shed.
You just need to match the area of any rooves with the volume of water you need.
Sometimes people around here buy a tanker load if its dry, I choose to have more tanks.
In some agricultural areas you need to be aware of crop dusting etc and chemical sprays which maybe used.