Nicole Alderman wrote:Sounds good!
I also have nettle you could dig up if you want some, as well native hazelnuts and cascaras if you want/need cuttings of those, too. And, a not-so-tasty variety of Siberian miner's lettuce growing through my woods--you'd probably want a tasty variety, though!
Chris Kott wrote:I love the addition of the decomposing woody materials and the mosses. Those will definitely provide any fungi that might be lacking in your hugelbeet, even if the mosses don't take. And maybe they will take.
Lovely pictures. Which direction is north in the photo?
The nanowood is directly fabricated from natural American basswood. Note that we use American basswood as a demonstration, and that other wood species can also be used. The sample was cut along the growth direction (fig. S1). The original wood piece was treated with a mixture of NaOH and Na2SO3 heated to boiling temperatures, followed by subsequent treatment with H2O2 to remove the lignin and most of the hemicellulose from the natural wood (fig. S2) (45, 46). The wood microstructure and the hierarchal alignment are well-preserved during this process, and the sample is subsequently freeze-dried (fig. S3) (47) to preserve the nanoporous structure of the delignified wood. The weight loss and lignin content change for a 12 mm × 30 mm × 120 mm sample during the chemical process are also shown in fig. S2. The resulting nanowood is composed of mainly cellulose nanofibrils in the form of fibril aggregates. The effectiveness of lignin and hemicellulose removal is also demonstrated by high brightness of the fabricated nanowood (Figs. 1 and 2C, and figs. S1 to S3 and S7).