Kyle Noe wrote:Hi Inge. I'm trying these out to see if they could be an option when our other watering methods are not available. Some times the fire truck is broken or the well low on water. I hoping these can provide the hugels enough water while not having a lot evaporate.
Lara Bigotti wrote:
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Hi Lara. I know about those plants that don't do photosynthesis (often called 'parasites', because they make use of the work of other plants). There's one I know the name of in Dutch, growing here in the Netherlands, but rare. It is not same one you show. Maybe they are in the same plant family Orobanchaceae (you can search for that on internet).
The plants smelling like mint has to be of the mint family (Menthaceae), because only mints smell like mints The one you show looks like water-mint to me. But it could well be another species, one that grows in Northern America and not where I live.
Hi Inge! Yes, very interesting to learn about the non-photosynthesizing plants. But I heard they form a symbiotic relationship with the fungus, which in turn form relationships with the trees, and it's like a chain of nutrient sharing/trading. Mycoheterotrophy is the rabbit hole I just now fell down in my research.
The mint turned out to be wild bergamot, which is in the mint family! Does that grow where you live? I am planting bergamot on my hugel and hoping it takes well.
Nicole Alderman wrote:I just realized we don't have a badge bit for making a dress. In that case, I think making a 6 gore dress would work for this BB. Just make sure it has pockets!
Michael Helmersson wrote:
greg mosser wrote:if the plants come back every year, you must have something.
You would think. Unfortunately, it looks as though the voles have raided the groundnut patch. And the sunchoke patch. I'm going to wait a bit longer for the frost to go down before digging around.