How big is the plot? I am on heavy clay and never really bothered to get it checked. ime its better to watch the land and see how it reacts. So I just started planting and adding compost and mulching really well. After 4 years of this (and decent crops of corn many greens courgettes beans and tomatoes) my ground is now a lovely water retaining composty clay that is a pleasure to work with. The front garden which I have only recently started to deal with is still like the back was a few years ago. I am treating this much the same lots of plants lots of compost lots of mulch and I trust that it will behave in much the same way as the back did
Dale Hodgins wrote: I wonder if this guy is trying to be the new Borat. Wouldn't it be funny if he turns out to be an American who has mastered this accent for self promotional purposes.
Having now watched several video's I highly doubt his German status....
As an immigrant to the UK I can however confirm the confusions with the language. One of my favourites is Reading and reading, both spelled the same way but pronounced entirely differently why??? no-one can tell me!
We're reversed here hubby grew up on a smallholding and in no way wants to go back, I would love to have smallholding. We comprimised and bought a house with the most amount of garden we could get. We live on the edge of a town close enough to the countryside. He has all the perks of a "normal" home and I get to do all the "hippy" stuff lol!
WE still occasionally clash on stuff (really you want an outdoors oven why woman!) but generally we have found ways to compromise. I tolerate his obscene amount of computerstuff and he pees on a strawbale
I doubt changing the name will change much. People are stubborn and habitlovers they dread change. Permaculture is vague if you start looking at it because so much depends so much on your personal circumstance and most people much prefer a ready out of the box system which is probably why monsanto sells as well as it does.
For farmers more readily available footage and numbers from people like Sepp holzer would be interesting and an excellent example that it does work and it works better than anything we have in the mainstream now.
An idea instead of bottle and to use soil would be the standard terracotta pots with the hole already in the bottom run a chain trough them with a bolt stopping the pot from sliding down the chain. The chain would also double up as a guide for the water so it dribbles down rather than just running trough. Some of the bonsai mesh could be used to stop the soil from falling out. I might have to see if I have neough pots....
I recently read an article about rocket stoves which lead to me going onto youtube to have a better idea of what the article was talking about which in turn led to me finding Paul's video's and that led to days of youtube watching with the kids and now I'm here!
I live in a semi on the outskirts of the latest royal town in the UK we have an 8.5mts by 45mtr garden at the back and a 5 by 15 at the front. Part of the back garden has a wannabe lawn with herbs in the beds around the sides of the pond and pots with salads chards etc with enough space for the 3 boys to run around without destroying all the rest of both back and front are used for food growing. I have some chickens for eggs and am keen to get a TBH up and ready for next spring.
I've been interested in PC for a long time but only recently been able to actively delve into it I look forward to joining in