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Gardening Without Irrigation In Hot Dry Mediterranean California  RSS feed

James Colbert
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Hey everyone its been a while since I have posted but I have moved to a new home with a big front yard and an open minded landlord/friend. We plan on gardening the entire front yard but for now I am experimenting with one garden bed under my bedroom window. The bed is an attempt to dry garden (no supplemental irrigation) in Sacramento Ca. It is hot and dry up to 9 months out of the year so this is a good challenge. I combined subterranean hugelkulture with a thick "Back to Eden" style blanket of wood chip mulch. I also employed a few other experimental techniques. Check out the videos below and let me know what you think. It is still a work in progress but I am pretty happy so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKN59GGRcLs (part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMVU0oROXAQ (part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0vp8Vc29xw (part 3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyq4DWJK2Fg (part 4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FhSoV_VKx8 (part 5)

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