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Starting a Bioshelter Market Garden - Tips and Do's and Dont's

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Being a newbie basically to this site and not much experience, I was wondering if anyone has any Tips and Do's and Dont's to share about setting up a Bioshelter Market Garden. As we are in the process of obtaining land we are exploring every aspect of gardening/farming/permaculture to fill our needs. Feel free to tell your good and bad things about setting one up and maybe we won't have to endure the so called rookie mistakes that people make.

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Could you tell me what a "Bioshelter" is? I can't really give any advice on Market gardening tailored for you when I don't know what the concept you are referencing is.
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First of all, a bioshelter is a solar greenhouse managed as an indoor ecosystem. habitat, including flowers blooming all year, provide habitat for predatory insects to thrive. Ground beetles, spiders, toads and other predators may also join the ecosystem. A diverse mix of crops, and human control of  crops, habitat, temperature, humidity and light levels help maintain the system.
plan and design ahead, study the site, the climate, a diverse set of crops to suit the nearby markets,. Design your bioshelter and other season extenders to meet the long term needs of multiple crops. integrate as many functions as you need into a bioshelter, growing area, potting room, processing kitchen, storage., with the growing area getting priority sun spaces and the rest on north side to help buffer climate in the bioshelter. use functional thermal mass, such as deep planters with rock storage underneath.
draw maps, and designs and tweak them until you get the right  layout and the right integration of systems that suit your needs
the better your advanced planning and budgeting, the more success you will have.
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