Andean Tuber Crops » Sacred Succulents This is only a partial list of the plants and seeds we have available. Send $2 ($4 international) for our complete illustrated catalog Jewels of the Earth In addition to potatoes, there is a shocking rainbow diversity of brightly colored tubers cultivated in the Andes where they have been a staple of rural communities for millennia. Largely ignored by the rest of the world, these “jewels of the earth” deserve to be widely grown. An alarming loss of heirloom cultivars has been observed in recent decades as land is given over to modern crops, such as carrots, that are associated with affluent culture. Inquire for additional cultivars. During late December through April every 3 tubers ordered count as 1 plant for shipping costs, we begin replanting the tubers in late April, so check that month for bare tuber availability. Arracacia xanthorrhiza ‘PR’ “Arracacha” “Apio” Apiaceae. Canna edulis ‘Rojo’ “Achira” Cannaceae. Canna edulis ‘Baldwin’s’ “Achira” Dark green leaves and reddish flowers.
hugelkultur: the ultimate raised garden beds raised garden bed hugelkultur after one month raised garden bed hugelkultur after one year raised garden bed hugelkultur after two years raised garden bed hugelkultur after twenty years It's a german word and some people can say it all german-ish. I'm an american doofus, so I say "hoogle culture". I learned this high-falootin word at my permaculture training. Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. I do think there are some considerations to keep in mind. Another thing to keep in mind is that wood is high in carbon and will consume nitrogen to do the compost thing. Pine and fir will have some levels of tanins in them, but I'm guessing that most of that will be gone when the wood has been dead for a few years. In the drawings at right, the artist is trying to show that while the wood decomposes and shrinks, the leaves, duff and accumulating organic matter from above will take it's place.
Garden Seed | Vegetable Garden Seed | Garden Seed Catalog | Garden Seed Company | Vermont Bean Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey's Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops. Farmer Gary Wagner walks into his field where the summer leaves on the sugar beet plants are a rich emerald hue -- not necessarily a good color when it comes to sugar beets, either for the environment or the farmer. That hue tells Wagner that he's leaving money in the field in unused nitrogen fertilizer, which if left in the soil can act as a pollutant when washed into waterways, and in unproduced sugar, the ultimate product from his beets. The leaf color Wagner is looking for is yellow. To find where he needs to adjust his fertilizer use—apply it here or withhold it there—Wagner uses a map of his 5,000 acres that span 35 miles. A farmer needs to monitor his fields for potential yield and for variability of yield, Wagner says.
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Uprising Seeds -- Organic Heirloom Seeds - (Powered by CubeCart) The Antique Rose Emporium www.Camforest.com Eat The Weeds by Green Deane, the most watched forager in the world Uprising Seeds -- Organic Heirloom Seeds - (Powered by CubeCart) How to Grow Hibiscus Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa), also called roselle, is a short-day plant usually grown in tropical and subtropical areas. In the United States, it has been grown commercially in Florida, California, Louisiana and Kentucky. Many home gardeners have figured out how to grow Hibiscus successfully as a warm weather annual in Oklahoma, New Jersey and even farther north. In temperate Zones, start hibiscus in pots at the same time as you would tomatoes. The small leaves and tender branch tips are a refreshing addition to fresh salads. On our central Virginia farm, flowering of our preferred ‘Thai Red’ roselle variety begins in late July to mid-August, and continues until frost. The hibiscus calyxes are most easily harvested when fully grown but still tender. Calyx production on our farm has ranged from 1 to 2 pounds per plant. It takes 10 to 12 pounds of fresh calyxes to make 1 pound of dried calyx for refreshing hibiscus tea.