Youtube diary of this year’s landrace/Fukuoka gardening
Long time lurker, first time posting!
I’m Mike Dixon, I like in Kentucky, zone 6b, and I’ve been growing grexes and landraces ever since catching the Fukuoka bug and then later learning about Joseph’s breeding philosophy about five years ago (back when you could order seeds directly from him with silver dimes). I’m looking forward to participating in this year’s seed exchange (gotta get my seeds packed up!)
My approach is based on making the Fukuoka style of growing work with annuals by customizing my varieties through landrace seed saving. I focus on mostly getting away with surface-sown direct seeding, I am trying to move away from most transplants. I employ a few tricks from Korean Natural Farming and JADAM as well, but I see a path towards not needing to fuss too much with inputs and to focus instead on making gardening as fun and stimulating to the human mind as possible.
I document my garden on my Youtube, it’s called The Universe in the Garden. I do a lot of thinking out loud, pondering and expressing joy and surprise and how things grow. I deeply enjoy the mental space that comes from this kind of gardening!
Looking forward to sharing ideas and seeds with all of you.