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Dirt Cheap Fertilizer: micro-organisms

Dirt Cheap Fertilizer: micro-organisms

JADAM: people who are like nature The year before last a friend introduced us to JADAM: ultra low-cost organic farming from Korea. JADAM means, ‘people who are like nature’ and refers to nature-like people who choose to follow the wisdom of nature. JADAM focuses on the growing cycle and is less all-encompassing than permaculture, which ironically for us turned out to be too prescriptive and not really suited to our life-style. There is a spirit to JADAM, that I found…

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Seed Balls

Seed Balls

We experimented with the Fukuoka method and planted seed balls of different kinds, throughout October to grow in spring.  We made seed balls with a mix of clay and well rotted manure and placed them under the straw.  I tried throwing them out, but they just all sat on top of the straw, which didn’t seem like a very good idea. We hoped to discover what would germinate where and maybe something would survive the winter. There are three different…

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