[permaculture] Water Hyacinth

Claude Genest genest at together.net
Sun Sep 15 17:42:11 EDT 2002


I think John Todd is experimenting with using wather hyancinth as a medium
in whicg to grow mushrooms (?)

> From: John Schinnerer <eco_living at yahoo.com>
> Reply-To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 23:56:43 -0700 (PDT)
> To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Water Hyacinth
> 
> Aloha,
> 
>>> Don't recommend introducing water hyacinth - can completely
>> overtake the
>>> surface and difficult to eradicate - floating water plants are
>> rampant
>>> and difficult to control -
> 
> I have seen an aquaculture setup (at Malu 'Aina, malu-aina.org) in
> Hawai'i where catfish in the tanks eat the hyacinth roots and thereby
> manage/control them for the most part.  Rest of hyacinth excess is used
> as mulch/fertilizer on citrus trees and so on.
> 
> 
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