I was thinking more of filtering out suspended algae, and also what is the water quality like where it exits his property. I have a small closed pond (no inflow or outflow) and without some kind of filtering the water turns green with algae in the summer.
rose macaskie wrote:
adunca someone says in one video that Sepp Holzer bought his neibors wells. i don't supose hee needs to filter rain water he is at the top of a mountin he must have fresh water unless there is aacid fain or their is a smelting works near by which fills the air full of lead or other poison metals. rose.
I put a few pieces of duckweed in the pond one spring and it covered the entire surface in a solid mat, all summer. It stuck to the frogs & other creatures that live in the pond, and nothing seemed to be eating it so I finally got sick of it after a couple of years and carefully scooped it all off. I like seeing the water and the creatures in the water, not duckweed.
Emile Spore wrote:
you need to introduce species that suck up nutrients in the water. Duck weed is a good and easy choice
I would really like to know exactly how he does this algae food web cycle... how does he create the algae?
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
I was under the impression that the vast majority of algae in Sepp's ponds go toward a food web that supports edible fish.
wyldthang McCoy wrote:this might be found somewhere (I haven't yet...) I'm curious about
direction of exposure
direction of prevailing winds
depth of snowpack
last frost/first frost
range of temps(summer hi, winter lo)
deer? bears? etc big wildlife? (I don't remember any fencing)
I'd love to see a complete list of what he grows, including any forage for livestock
Hope you have a wonderful time, I would also love to see photo details of stuff he makes--cabin, furniture, garden structures etc, any traditional architecture/building techniques that are realy well suited for the Alps.