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sushiwaitress

First time homeowner with busy day job. Trying to transition from suburban lawn & tangled trees to edible landscaping. New Jersey USA Zone 7a

Petasites japonicus

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2021
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sushiwaitress

#fuki did pretty well for its first year. A few nibbles by a few different critters, but the deer pretty much left it alone. Can't wait to see how big it gets next year. #petasites #butterbur #coltsfoot #ediblelandscaping #tripplebrookfarm 3 Sep 2021

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I have been fighting weeds in this raised bed all season. It never got mulched so it's been a mess. (Swipe left to see) In a use-what-you-have approach, I've been pulling the weeds and just laying them down on the surface of the soil so they'd dry out and die and maybe become part of the solution.

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Other parts of the yard have become overwhelmed with weeds (no photos of that, haha), and my mom and sister came over and we ripped a lot out. After about a week it occurred to me that the pile of dead weeds was basically free mulch that i could use for the raised bed.

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I've been trying to adopt #permaculture principles as I deal with the quirks of this land. Baby steps, slowly, I'm a total beginner. This raised bed illustrates two things I've learned so far: (1) the problem is the solution, and (2) don't let organic matter leave your property.

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"The problem is the solution" means that the thing that I have an overabundance of, the thing that feels like a problem, it's actually a RESOURCE, and it's an opportunity to change my perspective and look for a creative way to make this annoying thing useful. Lots of embarrassing weeds? Free mulch to solve my weed problem in the raised bed.

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#the-problem-is-the-solution #learnsomethingneweveryday #alwayslearning #lessonlearned #reuse #mulch #mulching #weed #weeds #usewhatyouhave

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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#fuki getting big! Yay! 18 June 2021 #butterbur #coltsfoot #tripplebrookfarm #groundcover #ediblelandscaping #petasites

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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#fuki getting big! #petasites #butterbur #coltsfoot #tripplebrookfarm 31 May 2021

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2021
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Big as my hand now. Hurry up #fuki you're supposed to shade out all of these weeds! #butterbur #petasites #coltsfoot 30 Apr 2021 #tripplebrookfarm

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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#fuki #leaves almost as big as my hand 16 Apr 2021 #petasites #butterbur #coltsfoot #tripplebrookfarm

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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Hooray! My #fuki made it through the winter! #hardy #coldhardy #petasites #tripplebrookfarm 8 Apr 2021

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2020
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Super excited about this #tripplebrookfarm purchase: giant sweet #coltsfoot, also called japanese #butterbur, or #fuki. The stems I'm told are edible, but I'm mainly growing this because it makes huge dramatic leaves, is winter hardy, and doesn't mind wet feet. I ordered one, they sent two in quart size pots. 12 Dec 2020 #petasites

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emch

Is this the same outfit that sent you 9 strongberries when you only ordered 8?

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sushiwaitress

Yes. They sent me an extra strawberry, an extra wild ginger, and an extra fuki. They're not cheap, but they ship good sized plants in 4" pots with soil. My order was $119 including the $15 for shipping. The fuki were in quart pots. Five stars, would order again. @emch

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emch

Wow!!!

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sushiwaitress

@emch i just checked my order: I'd ordered SIX strawberries but received NINE!

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emch

*swoon*

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hkyfvr

Wow. Christmas bonus. 🎄🎄

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2020
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sushiwaitress

Super excited about this #tripplebrookfarm purchase: giant sweet #coltsfoot, also called japanese #butterbur, or #fuki. The stems I'm told are edible, but I'm mainly growing this because it makes huge dramatic leaves, is winter hardy, and doesn't mind wet feet. I ordered one, they sent two in quart size pots. 12 Dec 2020 #petasites

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