Wetland Horticulture

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  1. wenshidi

    wenshidi Junior Member

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    Back in 1981 the famous permaculturalist Bill Mollison stated that “I have no doubt there are 2,000 species that are of great use to us, many of them not entering into any catalog of plants because it just is not our habit of recent years to go splashing around in water getting our food.” Since that time, have there been any books or websites that deal with this subject in a meaningful fashion?
     
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    definitley

    I grow several water planst i find insdispensable. i would not harvest them from the wild, i dont trust the cleanliness of our rivers!
    but transplanted to water gardens in your yard is an excellent idea

    mint
    Laksa mint
    Kangkong
    Sweetflag
    water cress
    Water celery
    Celery stem taro
    Taro
    Fish plant
    Limnophila aromatica
    gotu kola
    Brahmi
    sacred Lotus
    Nymphaea caerulea
    bringaraj (eclipta alba)


    im currently missing
    Water chestnut (eleocharis)
    Duck potato
    Waterblomjetties (sth. african aponogeton)

    some are banned in oz but very useful elsewhere
    Limnocharis flava
    Neptunia oleracea

    esp for the gardener in a small space its just excellent
    you can even integrate aquaponics and grow some fish for fun or food
    with most of the nutrients coming from worm farms, even direct feeding food wastes

    - my silver perch go ape over prawn heads! i freeze the excess and feed until all gone!
     
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