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by Joe
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Long Stem Planting
Replies: 24
Views: 18349

Re: Long Stem Planting

I like the theory of long stem planting, so tried it with Tagasaste. The first one I planted out, two thirds of its height, deep and filled the hole with sand and water. It looked healthy for a couple of days, then died, pretty much overnight. The second one, I just planted in the bottom of a deep h...
by Joe
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS DAM LOCATION
Replies: 16
Views: 13751

Re: WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS DAM LOCATION

From the picture and your description I'm guessing that the structure you refer to is not a dam at all, but a turkey's nest or earth tank. It is simply a water storage, made from banked up clay. The water is pumped in, either from a bore or other supply and gravity fed from the storage to wherever i...
by Joe
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Mulching Gardens
Replies: 16
Views: 9451

Thanks Duane, I've just been down the paddock with a set of shears and a quadrat. On a mini flood plain, where I had planted silk sorghum and Rhodes grass, I have 17.8 tonnes / acre. Further down, where I haven't planted anything, there is 8.9 tonnes / acre. I was pretty thrilled to find this much o...
by Joe
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Mulching Gardens
Replies: 16
Views: 9451

In chapter 18, Mulch and Other Matters, Peter suggests that around 15 tonnes of mulch per acre is needed to start mulch farming. He then goes on to suggest that other uses be found for the mulch once the land is producing over 45 tonnes per acre. These figures sound extremely high to me and I am won...

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