William Schlegel wrote: A Sungold F2 was a surprise winner in my experiments in early tomato growing this summer.
Su Ba wrote:
Nature's compost piles (some are hot and some are not) that I can quickly think of...,
...malleefowl's nest. (Bird)
...vegetative build up in the bends of creeks and rivers, especially during floods
...landslide debris pile
...brush/leaf piles often found in the woods, especially in depressions
Anybody think of other examples?
John Macgregor wrote:I have about an acre of gently sloping clay land (southern Australia), which was eaten back to nothing by goats 40 years ago - & nothing has grown since.
Erosion has been happening for a few years, & some gullies now run 100m down to the creek. I filled them with Bill Zeedyk-style weirs & fences, & laid branches & logs across the slope (along the contour), across the expanse of clay. Both have held up fallen leaves & debris, & water, very nicely. I have also been collecting everyone's garden waste from the nearest town, & dumping it all over the clay.
Nine months on, topsoil is forming & things have begun growing in it. It'll probably take 5 years before it's all fixed.
Devin Lavign wrote:All we have left of this old NE US culture (From NJ up into Canada) is odd rock walls and small rock buildings...
A lot of people just assume the colonists made them, but there are records from the colonists asking where the walls came from, with reports the Natives claim they were there before them. So who built them? No one actually knows and little to no investigation is being done on them.