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Feb 10, 2018 5:45 PM CST Farming
ali110: I do live in Tropical zone ' only tropical and subtropical species can be successful here ' Fiir is a beautiful tree but isn't suitable for our climate


Ali

My favorite is the blue spruce...native to North America...thrives in cold climates...

What trees will you plant?...


wine
Feb 10, 2018 5:50 PM CST Farming
loulou77: Ali

My favorite is the blue spruce...native to North America...thrives in cold climates...

What trees will you plant?...
I have sekected some species according our climate including Eucalyptus , palouwnia , Neem and and other soft wood trees wine
Feb 10, 2018 5:57 PM CST Farming
ali110: I have sekected some species according our climate including Eucalyptus , palouwnia , Neem and and other soft wood trees


The Neem tree is a good grower in drought areas...and has medicinal purposes...perhaps a protecter of crops?...

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wine
Feb 11, 2018 4:53 AM CST Farming
loulou77: The Neem tree is a good grower in drought areas...and has medicinal purposes...perhaps a protecter of crops?...
Neem has many features , its nectar is used to protect crops from many kind of pest wave
Feb 12, 2018 4:52 AM CST Farming
loulou77: I think Ali was trying to be helpful...he does not know you at all...your strong views regarding nature...Ali is a good guy...just different...



Yeah, I've been seeing Ali posting here for years; and I agree with you.

It's just that Hawaii is being bulldozed so fast; and our forests are full of things that don't live anywhere rules on earth...

But so many people come here, and clear every tree off of their land!

One woman was telling us... "Some day you'll be able to stand here (miles from the water, the middle of the rain forest) and see the ocean."

That was her vision for the rain forest that I love.

There aren't many people who are devoted to saving our forests; and now the ohia trees are dying off...

I believe they're dying; because they're sad.

I've seen people leave a few ohia's on their land, and they fall over, without the root system of the other trees to help support them.

Our soil isn't as healthy without our ohia trees. Just like in the Amazon, the soil is shallow, and when they cut down the natural trees, the soil washes away.
Feb 12, 2018 4:59 AM CST Farming
ali110: Omg ...
Well , i just shared my thoughts becoz I am a Farmer , I am happy to see you quite comfortable life style .



Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

As one of the few people I know who's dedicated most of their land to preserving the natural Hawaiian ohia forest, I felt like it was important to be a Lorax, and speak for the trees.

Aloha
Feb 12, 2018 1:42 PM CST Farming
Miwagi: How do you feel about genetically modified crops Ali? It's extensively use here by Big Ag, and has greatly increased yields. Of course some people are afraid of it. Are they used in your country?
we have all kind of Hybrids , GMO is usually successful in Corn production and Corn is not primary crop here wine
Feb 12, 2018 1:55 PM CST Farming
ali110: we have all kind of Hybrids , GMO is usually successful in Corn production and Corn is not primary crop here

I think it mostly used for large row crops like corn and soybean here. It allows them to spray herbicides freely without killing the money crop. You wouldn't believe how well the weeds grow here.dunno
Feb 12, 2018 2:03 PM CST Farming
Miwagi: I think it mostly used for large row crops like corn and soybean here. It allows them to spray herbicides freely without killing the money crop. You wouldn't believe how well the weeds grow here.
I dont use the Herbicide to kill the weeds , i do strongly follow the land preparation Methods such as , Deep ploughing , to give some rest to land after plough , this method can kill the weeds along with lot of natural Nitrogen fixation which is extremly helpful for vigorous plant growth and production wine
Feb 12, 2018 2:12 PM CST Farming
ali110: I dont use the Herbicide to kill the weeds , i do strongly follow the land preparation Methods such as , Deep ploughing , to give some rest to land after plough , this method can kill the weeds along with lot of natural Nitrogen fixation which is extremly helpful for vigorous plant growth and production

They do a lot of no till around here so they can crop the rolling hills without too much erosion. Small vegetable grower grow organic, but it hard to do no the scale of most of the large farms, sometimes thousands of acres.
Glad you have good land, ours is wearing out or being put into subdivisions for houses.wine
Feb 12, 2018 2:27 PM CST Farming
Miwagi: They do a lot of no till around here so they can crop the rolling hills without too much erosion. Small vegetable grower grow organic, but it hard to do no the scale of most of the large farms, sometimes thousands of acres.
Glad you have good land, ours is wearing out or being put into subdivisions for houses.
usually people dont give the farm land under ploting here , almost all farms are private here and the Govt's Riverside land is also given leased to farmers for farming
Feb 12, 2018 3:20 PM CST Farming
ali110: I do live in Tropical zone ' only tropical and subtropical species can be successful here ' Fiir is a beautiful tree but isn't suitable for our climate




You might like breadfruit trees...


BREADFRUIT TREES

What Is Breadfruit?
One of the most important plants (known as “canoe plants”) brought to Hawai’i by the ancient voyaging Polynesians is the breadfruit tree. This beautiful tree played a major role in colonizing the Pacific and was a key staple food. For hundreds of years before western contact with Hawai’i this fruit tree, called ulu, was a large part of the cultural and spiritual life of ancient Hawaiians. Ancient Hawaiian breadfruit groves were so large that some were capable of sustaining around 75,000 people! These trees were also an important source of wood, craft materials and medicines. Today few of these trees remain in Hawai’i compared to ancient times.



BREADFRUIT TREE FACTS

Breadfruit trees are one of the highest yielding food plants known. A single tree can produce between 50 to 150 fruits per year (yield varies between wet and dry areas) and their round, oval or oblong fruits can weigh as much as 12 pounds!

Breadfruit trees can grow to a height of 85 ft and all parts of the tree yield a latex sap which is useful as a sealant such as for canoe caulking. It’s light sturdy timber was used for canoe outriggers and house construction.



The Many Uses Of Hawaiian Breadfruit Trees

This extremely versatile fruit can be prepared and eaten in all stages of development and maturity, ripe as a fruit or mature as a vegetable. Today mature fruits are used for most dishes due to the breadfruits potato-like texture.

Nutrition

Breadfruit is gluten free and packed with nutrients. It was one of several “super foods” in ancient times (along with taro & coconut) that enabled the Hawaiians to colonize the eight main Hawaiian islands with what may have been close to 1 million people!

Breadfruit is high in carbohydrates and a good source of antioxidants, calcium, carotenoids, copper, dietary fiber, energy, iron, magnesium, niacin, omega 3, omega 6, phosphorus, potassium, protein, thiamine, vitamin A and vitamin C. Breadfruit also contains some carotenoids and lutein which is not present in white rice or white potato. A ½ cup of breadfruit provides 25% of the RDA for fiber and 5 to 10% of the RDA for protein, magnesium and potassium. As the fruit ripens starches convert to sugars and the fruit softens to a custard like consistency. This sweet custard can be eaten raw.


Breadfruit Preparations & Recipes
Think of breadfruit as a tropical potato. It tastes fantastic mashed, in salads, made into french fries and chips and in countless other dishes where you can use potato – except it’s more nutritious than potatoes!

According to the National Breadfruit Institute of Hawai’i there are many ways to prepare mature breadfruit: steamed, boiled, fried, baked, or cooked in traditional ways in a fire.


BREADFRUIT: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings - WebMD
WebMD › ingredientmono-1471 › bread...
Breadfruit is a tree. Breadfruit roots, leaves, and latex are used to make medicine. Breadfruit root and leaves are taken by mouth for arthritis, asthma, back pain, diabetes, fever, gout, high blood pressure, liver disease, and toothaches. Breadfruit latex is taken by mouth for diarrhea and stomach pain...
Feb 13, 2018 2:19 AM CST Farming
Chambella
ChambellaChambellaBatemans Bay & Canberra (ACT), New South Wales Australia125 Posts
ali110: Do you have Vegetables plants at your home , have u ever tried to cultivate some ?


Yes I have a small veggie patch.. grow enough to keep me in veggies most part of the year.. I also have two chickens. All this in a small backyard.. you don't need much space.. I even grow some veggies in amongst other plants.. like a 'gap' filler..
Feb 13, 2018 6:08 AM CST Farming
Mesange1
Mesange1Mesange1Ici, Poitou-Charentes France1 Threads 129 Posts
Do you grow aloe vera there ?




wave
Feb 13, 2018 6:15 AM CST Farming
Chambella: Yes I have a small veggie patch.. grow enough to keep me in veggies most part of the year.. I also have two chickens. All this in a small backyard.. you don't need much space.. I even grow some veggies in amongst other plants.. like a 'gap' filler..
Very good thumbs up
Feb 13, 2018 9:52 AM CST Farming
How many acres do you farm Ali?
Feb 13, 2018 1:20 PM CST Farming
Miwagi: How many acres do you farm Ali?
i sure want to tell u but not in the forums , wine
Feb 13, 2018 6:43 PM CST Farming
Lilith10
Lilith10Lilith10unknown, Alberta Canada33 Threads 2,912 Posts
Ali...do you have those Himalayan Salt lamps there?
From my understanding your area is the only known place for the true salt lamps.
They're therapeutic lamps anyways, and yes I have planted many things in the past, am now designing my own small garden for this year grin wave
Feb 13, 2018 10:50 PM CST Farming
Lilith10: Ali...do you have those Himalayan Salt lamps there?
From my understanding your area is the only known place for the true salt lamps.
They're therapeutic lamps anyways, and yes I have planted many things in the past, am now designing my own small garden for this year
Hi Lili , wave
Yes we have Himaliyan salt Lamps and many other salt products wine
Feb 14, 2018 12:05 AM CST Farming
mykingdomforanam: You might like breadfruit trees...


BREADFRUIT TREES

What Is Breadfruit?
One of the most important plants (known as “canoe plants”) brought to Hawai’i by the ancient voyaging Polynesians is the breadfruit tree. This beautiful tree played a major role in colonizing the Pacific and was a key staple food. For hundreds of years before western contact with Hawai’i this fruit tree, called ulu, was a large part of the cultural and spiritual life of ancient Hawaiians. Ancient Hawaiian breadfruit groves were so large that some were capable of sustaining around 75,000 people! These trees were also an important source of wood, craft materials and medicines. Today few of these trees remain in Hawai’i compared to ancient times.



BREADFRUIT TREE FACTS

Breadfruit trees are one of the highest yielding food plants known. A single tree can produce between 50 to 150 fruits per year (yield varies between wet and dry areas) and their round, oval or oblong fruits can weigh as much as 12 pounds!

Breadfruit trees can grow to a height of 85 ft and all parts of the tree yield a latex sap which is useful as a sealant such as for canoe caulking. It’s light sturdy timber was used for canoe outriggers and house construction.



The Many Uses Of Hawaiian Breadfruit Trees

This extremely versatile fruit can be prepared and eaten in all stages of development and maturity, ripe as a fruit or mature as a vegetable. Today mature fruits are used for most dishes due to the breadfruits potato-like texture.

Nutrition

Breadfruit is gluten free and packed with nutrients. It was one of several “super foods” in ancient times (along with taro & coconut) that enabled the Hawaiians to colonize the eight main Hawaiian islands with what may have been close to 1 million people!

Breadfruit is high in carbohydrates and a good source of antioxidants, calcium, carotenoids, copper, dietary fiber, energy, iron, magnesium, niacin, omega 3, omega 6, phosphorus, potassium, protein, thiamine, vitamin A and vitamin C. Breadfruit also contains some carotenoids and lutein which is not present in white rice or white potato. A ½ cup of breadfruit provides 25% of the RDA for fiber and 5 to 10% of the RDA for protein, magnesium and potassium. As the fruit ripens starches convert to sugars and the fruit softens to a custard like consistency. This sweet custard can be eaten raw.


Breadfruit Preparations & Recipes
Think of breadfruit as a tropical potato. It tastes fantastic mashed, in salads, made into french fries and chips and in countless other dishes where you can use potato – except it’s more nutritious than potatoes!

According to the National Breadfruit Institute of Hawai’i there are many ways to prepare mature breadfruit: steamed, boiled, fried, baked, or cooked in traditional ways in a fire.


BREADFRUIT: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings - WebMD
WebMD › ingredientmono-1471 › bread...
Breadfruit is a tree. Breadfruit roots, leaves, and latex are used to make medicine. Breadfruit root and leaves are taken by mouth for arthritis, asthma, back pain, diabetes, fever, gout, high blood pressure, liver disease, and toothaches. Breadfruit latex is taken by mouth for diarrhea and stomach pain...
breadfruit seems beautiful fruitthumbs up
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