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Wet cell - to build or not to build?

 
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Hiya!

I wish I had found this site earlier! We moved away from the city to northern BC in order to grow, in the permaculture way. Yesterday, the machine & family were at work draining a wet cell nearby the cabin. We rechanneled & cleared a small swamp, and are ready to start building a tall bed or two, as tall as we can make them. The smallish swamp is fed by an aquifer. Our wet cells (several) dry up in the fall. Our thinking was that by growing on wet ground, it would keep the berms moist & thereby reduce the need to deal with water in various other ways.

We felled a ton of spruce & are going to lay those down in the beds.

I am here to ask for any feedback on the swamp location for beds.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer
 
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Look up "chinampas". The natives of what we now call Central America developed the systems in swamps and low lying areas.
 
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