Carl Pretorius

+ Follow
since Nov 12, 2016
Carl likes ...
forest garden trees chicken
Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
Apples and Likes
Apples
Total received
2
In last 30 days
0
Total given
0
Likes
Total received
16
Received in last 30 days
0
Total given
7
Given in last 30 days
0
Forums and Threads
Scavenger Hunt
expand First Scavenger Hunt

Recent posts by Carl Pretorius

Hi Niel. Here is a picture. Looks like this company sells them. http://ikapatrading.co.za/Equipment/
We bought ours 12 years ago or so.
3 years ago
Hi Niel. Glad this has been of interest. The black plastic I used was bought at the local co-op. Black building plastic,  3m wide, 150 micron in 30m lengths. I simply placed this on the ground and put some rocks on to the edges and a few spots in the middle to hold it down in case of heavy wind. Also made sure edges overlapped by 15cm to ensure no gaps. Fortunately we do not have monkeys or baboons close by, so nuts work well. Good luck!
3 years ago
Thanks Rishi. It is exciting. I will keep posting as things progress. Hope some of it helps. Good luck with your project.
4 years ago
Friendly predators are starting to be attracted to the area by the buckwheat flowers. Very exciting to see diversity of plants doing their thing.
4 years ago
Managed to find this product that we have applied to the Acacias that we have planted on the Southern border of our test permaculture site. http://www.biocult.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&Itemid=58
4 years ago
Hi Hannes
Did you ever get some info on this? I have just planted some Acacia karroos on the northetn boarder of a conversion i am busy with.
Thanks
Carl
4 years ago
Here is a Google Earth view of the whole olive orchard (bordered in black+/- 10Ha) with the test/trial area circled in green.
4 years ago
Thanks Tracy.

We started off with an existing orchard 1000m2 in area with 30 Kalamata olive and 11 pomegranate trees. 3 Kalamatas have died, so we have planted the Tarchonanthus in their position. We plan to dig out and bag about 15 of the olives and replace them with a few other trees. These include date palm, plum, nectarine, walnut, neem and lucern tree.
4 years ago
HI Paul

I have created a project. https://permies.com/t/60527/Conversion-existing-olive-orchard-food

Please let me know if I have created it in the correct section i.e. projects. Can it also be linked to permaculture and region?

Many thanks
Carl