Emerson White wrote:
As temperature falls the partial pressure of water falls, which causes the water in the air to be squeezed out onto cool surfaces, this is due. The more humidity you get into the air before the temperature falls the more you can get back out.
Remembered another one, im not sure was covered....
"dust" mulching. this is a tactic of real dry areas. because of how water evaporates, if the surface of the soil is wet, it will happen faster then if after it rains you put down layer of dust if rains not expected. this might not be worthwhile in the middle of monsoon season for instance. Or maybe it is...
But Ive found it rather effective in my trials. surprisingly so actually.
AZGuy wrote:I am experimenting with zero pressure irrigation to start growing trees/foliage and building the soil. I don't want to leave my well pump powered when I'm away, in case of leaks or vandalism that might cause it to run for weeks.
I'm thinking of digging trenches and planting hardy southern trees in them, perhaps lucaena, with ample mulch, and hopefully some drip irrigation to help them along.
I'd appreciate other ideas
Off The Grid wrote:
Groasis Waterboxx. Two words for you.
That Groasis waterboxx seems like an excellent solution to the dilemma of "Its too much dam work to water my trees every day!" Watering once a month compared to once a day in the desert climate, man, that would make it possible to grow like 50 or 100 times the amount of trees you want.
Definitely sounds good for large scale "Greening the Desert" type things.
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