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Mar 10, 2014 11:09 AM CST
Permaculture Voices Podcast said:Dave Whitinger of All Things Plants joins me for a to chat about different [permaculture] plants that he grows.
Mar 10, 2014 3:16 PM CST
|Just posted an identical thread! I did a search and didn't see yours somehow.... I'll see if i can erase my thread, or I'm sure you can.|
Great talk by the way. I think you may have pointed out why my comfrey died too. I think Diego and I share a somewhat similar climate so I think some shade would do them well. Checked out horizon and it seems they are $3 a cutting now.
Mar 10, 2014 4:30 PM CST
|I locked your other thread and directed people here. |
I'm glad you liked the podcast. There's another one coming in the future with Diego and me that's more about business and web stuff. Diego is a really, really good interviewer.
That comfrey should definitely grow for you. Just give it a nice shady area and I bet it'll work out fine. If I had known, I would have included a few roots in the box I sent you a couple weeks ago.
Mar 10, 2014 5:08 PM CST
|I may just go to the local nursery and get a couple of plants and do the root splitting way that you talked about in the show. |
I've really enjoyed his podcast, it's been a good primer for the conference coming up that I am still so amazed I get to go to! Thanks again...
Western slope of the Sierra Ne (Zone 9a)
Mar 17, 2014 9:50 AM CST
|I enjoyed your appearance on Permaculture Voices podcast. The thing about comfrey prefering some shade , especially in the afternoon, struck home with me. I received two miserable little bits of root last spring and planted them in separate beds, neither of which receive a lot of sun. The one in the sunnier bed faded away but the other, which had the shade of surrounding plants to shield it in the afternoon, survived and I was very happy to see it had returned from dormancy a few weeks ago.|
USDA zone 9a
Sunset climate zone 7
Mar 17, 2014 10:02 AM CST
|Congratulations on its return from dormancy. Once you get a good patch of comfrey going, it's like having a gold mine on your property that keeps giving.|
What part of the world do you garden in?
Mar 19, 2014 7:40 PM CST
|Hi Dave, |
I am a little late to the party, but wanted to let you know I listened and enjoyed your podcast with Diego Footer on permaculture voices. It is funny that my Comfrey experiences are just opposite from Buttonwillow. I am here in the Northwest portion of Oregon and my Comfrey does the very best where it gets the most sun. Geoff Lawton posted a link about Comfrey on his facebook page that I thought was very interesting. I would have reposted the link here but I don’t know how I also enjoyed you talking about Yarrow. That has encouraged me to seek some out for my property. And I have been formulating a plan for my chicken habitat very similar to what you have described. Thanks again for a wonderful podcast. I know I had a couple questions right after I listened, but darn if I can’t remember what they were
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Mar 24, 2014 6:21 PM CST
If Northwest Oregon is like Northwest Washington state, it may be that what we think of as "sunny", they would think of as "shady".
I know that Dave lives in Texas, and can dry small tomatoes by just cutting them in half and exposing them to the sun on a hot day.
Just being farther North makes "our Sun" less intense, even if we do have a dry summer.
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