Monthly Archives: January 2011
I just found out about Ground cherries (Physalis Pruinosa) They look like a great tasty, low effort perennial – Just the kind of plant I like.
Got a photo of that shows the shape I have constructed with the paths in between the raised beds.
Chinese Yam (Dioscorea batatas) is a interesting plant. It is a climber and hardy in the UK. It produces a tuber that apparently has a very pleasant flavour that is rather like a potato. I have not had a chance … Continue reading
I have a Siberian Peashrub Caragana arborescens bush. It is nitrogen fixing, and provides a legume which can be a useful chicken forage, or in times of hardship picked and used like lentils. They have ornamental yellow flowers, these are … Continue reading
The Walking Onion Allium cepa Is a great looking plant. I only had one at the start of the year, so I have not eaten any yet.. I now have three and will get to eat them next year. It … Continue reading
Last year I again grew some Oca Oxalis tuberosa I had a reasonable crop, however I experimented with leaving the tubers in the ground over winter, and I suspect that the harsh weather has done for them. I have a few … Continue reading
Clover ground cover (Trifolium repens) Established strongly in some areas, less so in others. Daikon (Daikon) Grew well, a good harverst, but too many of them, grew large and looked untidy for the neighbours Fat hen (Chenopodium_album) Grew like mad, too much … Continue reading
I spent until April/May time creating the raised bed system and the paths. I then stuck a load of plants in and left it alone until about July.
One of the principles Fukuoka puts forward is that it is best not to water. Watering he says makes plants not dig their roots in far enough. I am ignoring the advice and going for a high tech watering system. … Continue reading