[permaculture] Re: permaculture Digest, Vol 2, Issue 36
keithdj at mindspring.com
Thu Mar 27 11:26:02 EST 2003
I can confirm the excellence of Penny's use of brush piles having rooted
through them myself. Yum.
Good King Henry is a perennial version of lamb's quarters, and a cousin
of the many chenopodiums (goose foot) like spinach, chard, beets, orach,
quinoa, saltbush, epazote, huazontle, etc. Its thriving here in my North
Carolina garden for the last 3 years.
> Heya folks,
> Penny Livingston (www.permacultureinstitute.com) has essentialy made
> large brush piles and then planted tubers in there such as potatoes
> and mashua. I was helping harvest the mashua that had grown in a few
> year old pile, and god, that soil was wonderful. Rich, black, easy to
> work, slow high carbon compost. This was in coastal California, so it
> wouldn't work in the dry regions.
> And lastly a little question, I saw a company selling "Good King
> Henry" with a minimal description, is that the edible relative of
> plantain/White Man's Footsteps/snakeweed?
> Bear K
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