Lizzie Pton wrote:This is absolutely fascinating. I am currently building my first duck/dog pond. I have to use a liner as our soil is too sandy and silty to hold water but you've given me great ideas for another pond that is at a higher level that could utilize your knowledge and water my upcoming greenhouse and cold frames - keep posting. I love it! I want to see how you clean the bottom of the pond for all that good stuff that is lying there
Nick DePuy wrote:This is so awesome! One question though. I’m assuming you don’t want to over nutrify the swale, hence the reed bed. Why not add more forage trees to handle the added nutrient? Wouldn’t the reed be take away from the trees? Are you planning another monk to feed the swale directly? We just got our first ducks and I can’t wait to emulate your system.
Also, will the rice be for human consumption or for the ducks?
Chris Watson wrote:A quick question: What did you plant in the reed bed? I know you said it in the video, but my American ears couldn't quite catch it (despite over half my ancestors being from Ayrshire.)
Skandi Rogers wrote:What temperature does your rice require to initiate flowering? All the reading I have done indicates that even the very northern American rices require 30C+ for a week to start the flowering process, And having lived in Aberdeen for many years I know you don't get that warm, so I wonder how warm you do need to be for your rice. I had a place here with lots of flowing water and waterlogged areas that I feel could be used for rice if I could find one that will flower consistently at 16-20C which is all I can offer