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Hi there,
I am going to relocate soon in dubai.
I want to grow a veggie garden despite the sandy soil and the summer heat (50°c)
I plan to grow my greens inside but i would like to transform the beach in the garden in a fruit forest.
Do you have advices to prepare the soil?
I was thinking about removing the top layer, put some organic matters and then place back a mix of sand, compost, potting soil and vermiculite.
And I plan to water with an irrigation system of grey water under a mulch layer
Thanks for your advices
 
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Hello Virginie, Welcome to permies ! If you can you should look for the videos on Greening the Desert.
 
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and screen the bottom, heard their are voracious gophers out there...

You might want to take a hydroponics package from FarmTek with you....
 
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I instantly thought of hydroponics too. There are dozens of articles about hydroponic gardens currently being grown in the Middle East.
 
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Thank you!

Sounds very adapted!

Can we grow this way outside? We will have a tiny house.

Is it possible to grow fruit trees this way?

Thanks again for your advices
 
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Have you tried mittleider gardening method?
Could it be adapted?
 
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All I can suggest is to google it. I don't want to put certain links on here because it wouldn't be right. Good luck to you.
 
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Virginie De gheldere wrote:Have you tried mittleider gardening method?
Could it be adapted?



After some internet searches, it seem to be a lucrative business without any crucial information added...
 
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there is a farm near my farm in Giza Egypt where it reach 40 c in summer of 20 acres of veggi , and they are doing just great ,they use drip irrigation but not in permaculture , i think you should give it a try in a small scale , using huglekultur , by the way agriculture books used to tell us it won't work in our region but they proved wrong
 
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