HD 206 – Diakon Picking

Little Mikko and Amaia come for a visit and help me pick the diakons from my boulevard garden. According to Masanobu Fukuoka who wrote One Straw Revolution, diakons are a good plant to help you dig up hard, stony soil.

I dug up the area outside our apartment this year and decided to try an experiment with seedballs made following Masanobu Fukuoka’s technique of natural farming. My middle plot is full of crimson clover and diakons. I also planted diakons in my other flower-beds to help loosed up the hard-packed ground a little. It seems to have really helped!

Diakon leaves have little prickly hairs on the edges of them, so be aware of this if you try it at home 🙂

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  1. Linda

    do you have trouble with bugs in the diakons? I don’t grow the red radish because of the worms in them. thanks. Linda

    1. hellaD

      We didn’t have any trouble with bugs, but this was the first year I’ve grown them.

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