Abraham Palma wrote:So your point is, more or less, that even if it is not the ideal, it's better than nothing.
Myron Platte wrote:My mind immediately goes to "schemes for water harvest". Does rain ever fall on your balcony? If so, where? Can you capture it creatively? You mentioned a nearly constant wind from the east. Does this lead to rain falling on the western side of the balcony more often? You might want to make a shaded rock pile to harvest humidity through condensation, which could than run down to the top of the pyramid bed. the less humidity you have, the less well it will work, though.
Michael Cox wrote:I have been mulling this.
Permaculture is not just growing stuff. It’s about the whole cycle of plant to food to waste to plants...
Small land areas like balconies don’t lend themselves to growing meaningful amounts of food, so why not tackle other parts of the system.
Do you have an active composting or work bin for food waste? What about grey water?
Michael Cox wrote:I notice that you are located in Spain. I think black soldierfly are in your area, which are fantastic for fast composting in small places. Plus the larvae themselves can be a valuable product (used for feeding reptiles, birds, fish etc...)
Skandi Rogers wrote:Could you have the top layer as a worm bin? and then let the juices trickle down through the other layers? If weight is to much of an issue you could fill the very middle with an air space or some waste polystyrene or something to reduce the overall weight but not the surface area, it would of course reduce the volume as well.