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Permaculture, Regrarians, etc. 2017

Discussion in 'Resource Conservation - Water, Air, Earth, Etc.' started by Amiga, May 6, 2017.

  1. May 9, 2017
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    The berries are not poisonous. The SEEDS inside them are. In fact, the berries, dried, taken a half dozen a day, swallowed not chewed, are good for arthritis. The seeds then pass through the digestive system and exit the body.
     
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    Amiga

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    @Denim Deb

    Dave Jacke is owrking on a book about these practices in this part of the world. It is not easy! But I know he is working on it. There is an FB group for this, also.

    I will see if I can poke around and find more official information.

    Meantime, I can tell you that I have pollarded sugar maple, white ash, red oak, black cherry, bitternut hickory and tulip tree/whitewood/Liriodendron tulipifera (there are just so many names for this one I did not want to confuse you, it is not a magnolia).
     
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    Amiga

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    lcertuche

    lcertuche Almost Self-Reliant

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    I've been interested in learning about the understory planting in a permaculture garden.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    This is great and is something I've been interested in. I've got some blueberries that are mainly just 'existing' in their raised beds. I'm thinking of digging them out and planting them under some pine trees and just hoping for the best.
     
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    lcertuche

    lcertuche Almost Self-Reliant

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    I always thought about planting some blueberries under pine trees too and maybe some strawberries as a living mulch for both. Once while in a Florida park I saw huge blueberry bushes growing at the edge of pines. They were loaded down with fruit and so yummy.
     
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    I want some real live edible blueberries! I've had these bushes for probably 5 years and have harvested about 6 blueberries, ugh!
     
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    Amiga

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    We share the blueberries with the catbirds. Whoever gets to the bushes first in the morning gets them, giggle
     
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    Amiga

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    Apios americana grows well in some shade.
     
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    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    Actually, Liriodenron tulipera is in the magnolia family. But it's also not one that I burn much. It doesn't have a lot of BTUs to it.

    For the red oak, is it a member of the red oak sub family, or Quercus rubra, northern red oak? We have several different red oaks around here, but not many northern red. Our main red oak is Quercus falcata, southern red oak.

    Oh, and thanks for the link. When I have time, I'll look into it more.
     

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