Mike Jay wrote:I usually say "It's getting multiple uses out of one element of your design. Like a pergola that gives shade, has a gate to your garden, supports grapes and looks pretty."
Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:
City regulations say you have to handle all your runoff on your land. Which is the first helpful thing I've heard yet. Yes, we have a good City council!
But my housemate says the contractors who did another job here said we need to have a big box stuck in the back yard with holes in it, and water will gradually diffuse out of it into the soil. 5' cube (about 2 m cube).
We get about 40 inches (1 meter) rain per year, officially ( though recently it's been in big bursts with long dry periods between.)
Is this OK? it's far enough away from the house (10' is what I recall as danger zone, from someone with more experience and wisdom on this site).
Supposing you had to convince people cautious about unusual fixes for problems, what might you say to present this?
David Livingston wrote:What's the difference between these beans ? I notice that real seed co differentiate and say that Fava beans cannot be grown where I live http://www.realseeds.co.uk/runnerbeans.html
whilst I notice on the salts spring catalogue they do not differentiate between them https://www.saltspringseeds.com/collections/fava-or-broad-bean-seeds-vicia-faba
Anonymous wrote:I would prefer using washable clothes because aside from its recyclable, we were used to use it since then.
Steve Nicolini wrote:How long did it usually take you to gather the slugs and drown them? Do slugs benefit a farm in any way other than feed for ducks?
Who here has eaten comfrey?
Loren Hunt wrote:this is a great thread! my wife found this pdf out on midwest permaculture. perhaps it will add value to this thread.