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Nicanor Garza
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This little tour is of the south part of our property, here I have an infiltration basin with raspberry and rugosa rose, elswere is Jet black barley and Black goji.
Most excitingly is my first home-made worm bin, I had to line it with plastic to prevent possible rot, worms for fertilizer, possibly as a source of protein for chickens, last but not least, an aquaponic garden that I first did 2 years ago and had good results from experimentation.
I originally planned on having an aquaculture garden with at least 3 water troffs each at a higher level than the other so that the top can grow the water hyacinth, while the two could be used for raising fish, but projects like these can be very expensive, so maybe later I guess. http://permies.com/t/28233/plants/Water-hyacinth
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rasberry
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Rugosa rose in the infiltration basin
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The worm bin will be lined with extra plastic lining to hold in all the materials necessary for retaining the good stuff, poke a hole in the lowest points for drainage and there ya go.
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what could be the collection bucket for worm casting tea
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Nicanor Garza
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some desert hardy awesomeness, black goji, barley.
I figure if I can deflect the heat away by growing the goji and select grasses, this would cut down on all the harmful heat we get.
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the hottest side of our yard
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Jet black barley
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My baby :)
 
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Then there is the aquaponic garden.
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flowing water to prevent stagnation
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as well as the creepy crawlies
 
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just a stroll in the gawden, flowers galore.
Aphids, not to worry, we seem to have plenty of predators to invite you for dinner and tea.

Not forgetting a black hairy beast.

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Button weed flower
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The trick is not to get too panicky.
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this jumping spider was almost as big as a thumbnail
 
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Just harvested some jet black barley, some mustard and lots more wood chips people throw away and wont miss.
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jet black barley
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big bale of mustard
 
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I always wondered how one could grow their own fertilizer just like Paul Wheaton always promoted, and now I understand, that is why there are edges in the garden like weeds, such as the dreaded kochia, Lactuca seriola, burdock, green orach, sunflowers, feverfew, comfrey, willow braches and just about anything that grows without much irrigation, add to that and all the used coffee grounds I get from my pickup service, all the straw and leaves nobody wants and BAM!!! 140 degrees. so far I have noticed when all the edible leaf plants start losing their value as food, I bail them up and its off to the compost.
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green orach
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more and more, woohoo!
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willow
 
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more ingredients
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the compost heap.
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140 degrees.
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