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Flood irrigation in new growing area, just planted

 
Marianne Cicala
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Flood irrigation's journey or no waste watering. We begin with water pumped from a stocked rain catchment pond aka fertilizer & moisture. Each mulberry was planted with a personal swale since we have a drought season from late July through August. Water fills those swales then the overflow fills on-contour swales below. Those have berms planted with grains & grasses. The overflow from those swales goes back to the stocked pond.
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Hans Quistorff
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Thank you for your inspiring post.  I envision using the pond at the low corner of the land that I am making available in my signature line but with a storage tank at the top of the property like in on of
geoff lawton's videos because the ponds dry up in the dry season but overflow in the winter.
 
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Yes!!! On another section of the farm we have a 3500 gallon water tank that we fill up and then let gravity do it's thing. 
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I clicked on your name and then the posts you started and looked at the pictures of your food forest project and a few others. I like your floating garden project.
You can click on the link in my signature line to see a Google earth picture of my farm and click on my name  and posts started by me to find Qberry Farm which has a series of pictures starting out like yours with road improvement. Also check out the rice pond.
 
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