Sunday, June 12, 2011

artichokes from Yamaguchi



time for a big field clean-up
some surgical cutting with the gas
powered trimmer

wheat





oats?




potatoes, corn, clover, corn
a good portion of the field potatoes have some
kind of stalk boring pest going on










log bed with potatoes
going well





tires with potatoes , clover and chard





new duck enclosure surrounding a thick patch of clover

6 comments:

  1. Good stuff. That's Rye amongst the Wheat there. Oops !

    ken

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  2. Thanks ken,

    Hey, do you mean the taller stuff with visible kernels is rye? I guess the shorter light green stuff is the wheat? This grain stuff is really foreign to me haha, what the heck do I know?

    john

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  3. Hi John,

    Yeah, the taller grass with kernels is Rye, and the shorter grass is Wheat. That's all from the seed I gave you, no ? BTW, the Wheat, like the chokes, is actually originally from Yamaguchi, too.

    ken

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  4. Thanks Ken, credit given where credit due. Some of the wheat may have been from Midori as well. It all got mixed together. Hopefully will get some straw and maybe even bread or beer from this stuff, that would be cool.

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  5. I see chokes!!! Glad they've finally made their appearance. And can I ask, what kind of clover are you using for the ducks? Is it the crimson clover from your prior post? And if so, does it self-seed?

    Cheers,

    T

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  6. Hi T,

    Now I've got 3 globes going on one plant. The ducks are in an area of white clover. It should self-seed itself but I won't count on it. Never let it be long enough to find out, always plowed it under as a green manure. The crimson is really making a lot of seed now though. I've read that red clover will not self-seed though. Hope this helps.

    john

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