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Frank Fremerey

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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2018, 19:53:03 »
the first looks like radish?

I did a raddish picture search in google and to my eyes the last of the pictures could be raddish
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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2018, 01:42:52 »
It's often hard to recognise seedling leaves, (cotyledons) the plants may need to mature a bit maybe for positive ID?
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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2018, 07:07:00 »
Frank, I can't help with the plant IDs, but I like to follow your ecological adventure.
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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2018, 14:47:32 »
It's often hard to recognise seedling leaves, (cotyledons) the plants may need to mature a bit maybe for positive ID?

Yes, it is an adventure to wait and see what grows. It is already clear that parts on the lot receive significantly more light than others which is one argument for growth.

It is also clear to me to weed out the stuff that grows in the parts of the lot I did not seed anything into, which is probably also not what I want.

Fons' plant IDs show me that some of the seeds I sew seem to set root, exciting.

I guess it needs two years before I can definitly say it did work out the way I intened it too
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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2018, 18:36:00 »
there are different patches in the small lot where the growth is very different from other parts. In some patches there is only new stuff sown by me in others the former plants came through strongly in others the did grow nothing. Some are thin, some are thick. others are 100% Aegopodium. Here is now:

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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2018, 19:19:34 »
it greens so green
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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2018, 12:05:35 »
two shots of today. Some plants seem grown up now. The wind makes base ISO shooting really difficult. I also shot a series at 1250 ISO and I did not like the result very much. I also edited the shots shown here.

first picture looks like Daikon Raddish to me
second picture is buckwheat I guess
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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2019, 19:46:16 »
After the winter mustard survived unexpectedly, phacelia prospers, raddish flourishes, clover, deadnettle also and lupine, but many others are not to be seem, some parts are a thicket, some are next to bare earth. Of the more than 80 species I sew only a small fraction grew...
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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2019, 22:41:01 »
Nice selection Frank
But it’s still not too late to sow some Fenugreek seeds.

You’ll have a wonderful crop of Methi by summer. Wonderful side dish for your favourite Octopus Vindaloo with buckwheat rotis!!!

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« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2019, 10:32:56 »
On the cooking side, Aegopodium is a really good vegetable, sautéed in a pan with butter, a bit of garlic and nutmeg. Pick the young shoots without hesitation, it will regrow enthusiastically. I think I said it already earlier in the thread but it was banned from the vegetable garden a few centuries ago because it would take over everything else. The only way to keep it under control is to eat it continuously :)
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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2019, 18:47:27 »
On the cooking side, Aegopodium is a really good vegetable, sautéed in a pan with butter, a bit of garlic and nutmeg. Pick the young shoots without hesitation, it will regrow enthusiastically. I think I said it already earlier in the thread but it was banned from the vegetable garden a few centuries ago because it would take over everything else. The only way to keep it under control is to eat it continuously :)

This garden is intended to become a decorative Permaculture within a few years. It lays just next to a busy road and I am not sure if I want to eat the stuff. I try to keep the biodiversity high and Aegopodium has therefore to be suppressed in the beginning for the others to get a chance to grow. Mustard and Raddish and Lupine and Buckwheat seem to do a good job in that respect, I will see how the other 80 species I have sown will enter theit territorry. Raddish will be cut down before it sets seeds, but there are enough Raddishe seeds in the ground for a few years anyway.

phacelia & mustard (I guess)
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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2019, 18:49:30 »
Nice selection Frank. But it’s still not too late to sow some Fenugreek seeds. You’ll have a wonderful crop of Methi by summer. Wonderful side dish for your favourite Octopus Vindaloo with buckwheat rotis!!!

There are a lot of Clover species seeds in the ground already, Colin. I guess there is Fenugreek seeds in the mix too, We will see how they will develop...

daikon raddish & lupine (IIRC)
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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2019, 17:44:54 »
OK, some more pics, the first set with 2/200VR on extension:

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« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2019, 17:52:11 »
second set,  2/200VO EXT (2) & 2.8/60G Micro (2)
There were also some bees, but for bees the 4/300PF on extension is much better!
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Re: [project] transforming a small ecosystem
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2019, 02:49:47 »
Can I judge that your ecosystem has started to work as planned?  Nice to see the small lives starting to grow.  :)
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