[permaculture] Re: permaculture Digest, Vol 2, Issue 36

Keith Johnson 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.

BK wrote:

> 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?
> Cheers,
> Bear K 

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