Chris Dean wrote:Todd -- I wonder too if that works, or how well it works. I'm inclined to believe it works great because of the origin--I don't think Africans in poverty would waste materials and time on things they didn't know to work, but this might not be accurate thinking. (a note after writing that: not meaning to assume that Africans or even those in the video are automatically in poverty. The video comes from a charity organization that teaches people in poverty to grow a garden with materials they have, hence my connection.)
I believe this deserves a trial
Roman Milford wrote:Wouldn't the compost "basket" soon clog up, plus there would minimal airflow, right?
Devon Olsen wrote:also, chris dean, hows your beds coming, anything growing up and out yet?
Devon Olsen wrote:it may look better if there wasn't dirt/cob(if thats what that is) showing between the rock
Devon Olsen wrote:interesting indeed!
i definately wouldn't put cememnt between the rocks or anything... and it could be that cob looks better than simply stacking the rocks when in person
i do think that the cob would look amazing if your were near a pine forest or anything, if you were trying to give a straight natural look, i was thinking that in most suburban yards it may look better without the cob though, as cleaner looks prevail in these environments imo
i am building one of these this summer with a large stump in the middle... we'll see what i decide to do with it:)
Devon Olsen wrote:what are ollas?
and yes digging, sucks:(
amarlover Hatfield wrote:could we replace the centre with bamboo (pushed thru w pipe etc) or a PVC pipe w holes or drainage pipe w holes?