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Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 06-11-2013 at 06:27 PM
I saw this video on line. [ame] 10 mins in, Joseph shows his Russian Rye crop and talks about
growing techniques. Notice how the rye is there for 2 years. The first year they mow it and the
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-30-2013 at 12:40 AM
My barley and wheat are up and poking through the thin layer of dried grass clippings I laid
down as mulch.We have lift off!Here is a picture of the garden in general FWIW
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-22-2013 at 08:59 PM
Well I planted my Hana and Golden Promise barley over the weekend. We had 3 days of solid rain
so they should be off to a good start.
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 04-17-2013 at 01:27 AM
Well I just secured an area to plant my grains this season. I got some small samples from the
seed bank and will be growing them up this year in a polyculture environment like I described
above, but q...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 04-12-2013 at 12:56 AM
Hairy Vetch, clover, or non climbing peas would also work well although I like the thought of
having a food crop growing amongst the barley if possible.The mix of plant types also cuts down
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 04-12-2013 at 12:53 AM
I pulled this off a website that discusses polyculture systems...Agricultural Legume
Inter-plantingSir Albert Howard also experimented with growing a food producing legume,
chickpeas, with wheat. He h...
Posted in thread: Co-planting with hops for pest control on 03-27-2013 at 06:52 PM
The most effective way to control pests is to develop an environment where there are a lot of
colors, textures, and layers of vegetation. Hops grown traditionally are unfortunately going to
stick out ...
Posted in thread: Canadian Supplier of Hop Rhizomes? on 01-29-2013 at 06:14 PM
I don't have mine any more. I grew them in bags of compost mix for 1 year. They all went really
well (even had cones) except for the Sterling which almost died. It was weak from the get go.We
had to m...
Posted in thread: electronic valves on 11-06-2012 at 11:57 AM
The alternatives are also rated at this temperature. Yes, they won't be suitable for boiling
wort however, when do you actually transfer boiling wort? The hottest part of your system will
be the outle...
Posted in thread: electronic valves on 10-29-2012 at 12:52 PM
Seeing that 1/2'' copper pipe for plumbing has a typical OD of 5/8'', I guess the correct valve
would be the 3/4'' valve. You would then thread the pipe and use teflon tape to seal the join.
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