dos zagone

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This book was excellent. I learned a lot and highly recommend it to anyone getting into gardening. You wont be disappointed.
2 years ago
So I wish I could use a ram pump but I live on the top of a hill. The stream near me is slow moving and flat. But then I thought what about for a water tower catchment system. So my idea is that you have a large catchment system on your gutter that is elevated to just below gutter level. Then you pipe from the bottom of that water container to the top of another that is ground level (local garden water ect....). But in this piped section you put a rampump that is valved (for control reasons). You have the ram pump run water up to a much taller tower then the home. The rampump does the work to get water elevated. Where normal rampumps spit water all over you can catch this excess and just add it to lowest tank (no waste). Now you can have water high up with no work or power and have lots of pressure for in the home.
2 years ago
So again just adding for updat reasons. I planted the TPS from lofthouse on April 6th I think and now have little sprouts in all of my containers. I planted some clones at about the same time and have not seen anything yet. Super excited. Also excited about the plant breeding section on here. Thanks lofthouse for the TPS
2 years ago
Yeah i can see where the time restraints can play a major problem with long term plants. I assume everyone on here probably feels that it is very weird that most people do not pay attention to food. If everyone looked it could be done in no time. I have heard about the not pruning method but my trees look god awful. I just cut off the large dead branches and even then the trees looks a mess. Ill have to upload a picture of them. On other notes all my newly planted fruit trees this year are budding. Since these came from nursery and have been pruned and also grafted i assume i have to continue the trend? Do any nursery grow non grafted varieties. And if so how can they know what kind of fruit it will produce? I was under the assumption that a seed from a apple tree can come out with a large variety of possible fruit.
2 years ago
So this is regarding apple trees but might be better in different cartgory . I was looking at my unmaintained apple trees and they look pitiful. Lots of dead branches very tangled ectra... I moved to this property a couple of years ago and none of the previous owners maintained them. But was Looking at some of the other non Apple trees in the yard and they look great with no maintenance. Was wondering if it is possible that through landraceong ect to get a apple tree that is better structured and a care free item. Does this seem possible and how would you select seeds to a guide these traits? Seems like a hard trait to go for.
2 years ago
Lofthouse how many plant species roughly are you landraceing a year. Are there any plants that you do not do this with for any reason? Any species that you spent a lot of time on and feel that the results have not payed off?
Man this section was a lot of info. Im getting both of those books now. And I cant wait to start the process of saving my own unique breeds of plants. Lofthouse is a waterfall of information. I love the idea that culling anything that looks bad is the way to go. That should help get the more productive genetics spread in the genetic pool better. Have you ever read Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepard. He does what he calls STUN Shear Total Utter Neglect. I think the principle is same for how Lofthouse starts his Landraces. I need to start taking pictures of everything I do too keep track of results being this my first year trying it will be nice to have a start to finish document.
So i just received my TPS from lofthouse and I'm super excited. So i was searching the internet and i came across this video. He mentions a perennial potato at 8:00. Figured id add to this topic. Also he is trying to get TPS as well.
Thanks Joseph.
2 years ago
Thanks I never heard of using wood ash before. Im going to look in to this now for the meat as well. And now that you say where the search engine is I see. Thanks.
2 years ago
This is a good idea nowadays
2 years ago