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If only I had more sunlight in our backyard.


I planted my seeds this year in a method similar to that outlined by Masanobu Fukuoka in, One Straw Revolution. I made large and small seed lumps and planted them in some ground I cleared in the back yard. Unfortunately, there really isn't shit for light back there, and my dear friends really shouldn't be trusted w/ tiny seedlings in the heat of summer while I'm gone.


The garden did yield some potato, beans and mustards, but the toxicity of tanins from the walnut component of the compost prevented several things (especially chinopodacian crops such as beets and chard) from doing very well and kept yields rather low.


I look forward to giving this a much better test in the years to come. The colloquial evidence from my ag friends continues to mount.

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Uploaded on October 17, 2005