Paul Wheaton and Alex Ojeda continue reviewing Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, chapter 3. Sepp writes about which fruit varieties work better than others, and which fruits he could get to grow that he was told he couldn't. He writes about propogation and grafting, creating food forests, and the shock method. Paul talks about growing apples from seed. Sepp writes about creating microclimates for trees like citrus, and the importance of not fertilizing them. Paul talks about re-propogating apples that are good winter keepers. They talk about the medicinal properties of hardy plants. Paul compares Sepp to Masanobu Fukuoka. Paul talks about growing pineapple. They talk about grafting fruit bearing branches onto other trees. Paul talks about a Russian variety of apple that makes great root stock to graft other varieties onto. Paul talks about the Bullock Brothers grafting pear onto hawthorne. They talk about deer control and mulberries.
Discussing the podcast.
podcast 403 – Bits and Bobs towards Critical Mass – part 2
podcast 402 – Bits and Bobs towards Critical Mass – part 1
podcast 398 – Review of Gracie’s Backyard – Part 2
podcast 397 – Review of Gracie’s Backyard – Part 1
podcast 394 – Permaculture Smackdown on Appropriate Technology
podcast 393 – Joseph Lofthouse on plant breeding – part 2
podcast 392 – Joseph Lofthouse on plant breeding – part 1
podcast 391 – Permaculture Smackdown on Residual Income Streams