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rangerone314 wrote:Today I mapped out the 4 primary areas on my property designed for raised beds... I calculated from my tape measurements (including paths between beds) that I can make 93 100-sqFt raised beds.
careinke wrote:rangerone314 wrote:Today I mapped out the 4 primary areas on my property designed for raised beds... I calculated from my tape measurements (including paths between beds) that I can make 93 100-sqFt raised beds.
So how many people are working those beds? I feel my wife and I are pretty maxed out with 30 beds. All my future food crop expansions will most likely be perennials and self seeding plants.
They have a kind of green bean with a hint of asparagus taste.
The seeds are sometimes removed from more mature pods and eaten like peas or roasted like nuts.
The flowers are edible when cooked and are said to taste like mushrooms.
The roots are shredded and used as a condiment in the same way as horseradish...
The leaves are highly nutritious, being a significant source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, protein, iron, and potassium.
The leaves are cooked and used like spinach. In addition to being used fresh as a substitute for spinach, its leaves are commonly dried and crushed into a powder, and used in soups and sauces.
The tree is a good source of calcium and phosphorus
drumstick seeds are used as a sexual virility drug for treating erectile dysfunction in men and also in women for prolonging sexual activity.
The Moringa seeds yield 38–40% edible oil
The seed cake remaining after oil extraction may be used as a fertiliser or as a flocculent to purify water.
The bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds, oil, and flowers are used in traditional medicine in several countries. In Jamaica, the sap is used for a blue dye.
Moringa trees have been used to combat malnutrition
Moringa is especially promising as a food source in the tropics because the tree is in full leaf at the end of the dry season when other foods are typically scarce
Uses include as an antiseptic and in treating rheumatism, venomous bites, and other conditions.
As a result, the methyl esters (biodiesel) obtained from this oil exhibit a high cetane number of approximately 67, one of the highest found for a biodiesel fuel.
Thanks for clearing that up. I assumed all the beds you were talking about were exclusively for annual crops. Now that I know most of the beds are for perennials and self seeding crops, it makes a lot more sense to me.
I have most of my perennials outside of my annual beds. It looks like my son is going to get me hooked up with a tree trimming service to dump their wood chips on my property for free. They actually pay to dump their chips! Looks like I may be doing a lot of mulching around my perennials.
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