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Another newbie from Costa Rica

Postby biesanz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:27 am

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Hello all,

I live at 4500' in the Central Vally of Costa Rica, with a coastal farm and forest on the Central Pacific. I'm a woodworker and turner.

My wife and I have been restoring wildlife habitat and re-introducng missing tree species for over 20 years. Been growing and beginning to work several types of clumping bamboos, and recently found an interest in the palms.

We plant a lot of fruit trees for wildlife and us, from peaches to jackfruit, durian, champedak, zapotes, etc. Raise chickens, some cows, vegetables.

We have a pond and botanical garden at my shop, and give free tours to visitors.
see the FB page for Biesanz Woodworks.

All the best,

Barry

Re: Another newbie from Costa Rica

Postby Axel » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:10 pm

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Welcome to the Cloudforest. I am curious, what sort of palms do you grow?
Tropical gardening in both Kaua'i windward Sunset H2/USDA 12b and Fallbrook Sunset 23/USDA 10b.

Re: Another newbie from Costa Rica

Postby biesanz » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:05 am

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On the finca we have lots of Roostertail, or American Oil Palms, some Corozos, and Viscoyols, the skinny spiny clumping jobs with tasty fruit, all naturally occurring,

I have 3 Tagua I planted, finally with one in seed, afew Cuban Royals, lots of Peachpalms we planted, monkeys get all the fruit.

We also have some with black spines, I forget what that is called. Then I was given a bunch of varied palms, and lost a lot of labels, but do recall we have some Arecas and Caryotas, Chameadoras and Acachus - bet that's not the spelling..

Got a few with green trunks and white bands like a Guadua bamboo, very pretty, but the guy who gave them to me forgot what they are, but they are very pretty.
I have a few Irateria d and Socatea d.s in bags, hope to find more. both are stilt palms that were much used by the indigenas, thick hard wood, black and dense.

Re: Another newbie from Costa Rica

Postby Axel » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:47 am

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Could you post some pictures? I've never heard of some of these.
Tropical gardening in both Kaua'i windward Sunset H2/USDA 12b and Fallbrook Sunset 23/USDA 10b.

Re: Another newbie from Costa Rica

Postby biesanz » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:29 am

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ok, but it may be sometime before I get them into iphotos, remember how to make folders, and learn how to post here!

how would I post and where would it show up? I do have some in my camera...

Re: Another newbie from Costa Rica

Postby rhapsody616 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:49 pm

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Your work in Costa Rica seem much needed. Good for you and your wife for taking on a wonderful effort!

Re: Another newbie from Costa Rica

Postby biesanz » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:37 am

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Thanks! Google the Ara Project if you want a look at something effective and inspiring.

Re: Another newbie from Costa Rica

Postby RodneyS » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:31 pm

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Greetings, Barry!

Do you have an aquaponics system set up?


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