2 in 1 - Bamboo; Field preparation...
My brother asks:
1. A call for bamboo.
“I’m looking for large bamboo (preferably the strong, tall Chinese stuff if possible). 1.A I would like to plant between us and our neighbours and 1.B I am also looking for harvested sections, pre dried with no cracks if possible about 5-7+cm in width and about 1.5m+ in length, for use in art projects and instruments. Anybody know of anything in kerry / cork, or where I could source on the internet in Ireland or if needs be UK or beyond?”
2. Preparing a field
“I’ve got this field right. And I want to plant veg in this field. It’s completely grown over with grass (for 25 years I believe) – so basically it’s a fresh field.
I have picks and my back at the moment, but was thinking of getting a tractor in here at least definitely for the first season since manual work is proving to be deathly on my body.
2.A How would clever, sensical people who grow food suggest I go about preparing it for planting?
2.B Also, I’ve heard of no-till gardening, just got a glimpse, sounds nice to my back, what’s the story with that?”