Mostafa Ismail wrote:
Dylan Mulder wrote : I love Elaine Ingham's work,
So do I , I love Elaine Ingham work , and her approach is more convincing to me more than any body else .
now what is missing ? or what is wrong ?
Is dr Ingham wrong ? is she missing something ? is she keeping something to her self, and not telling in her lectures ?
I don't really believe in Mr Solomon approach ,
So can any body tell us who else have a better approach ?
Steve Farmer wrote:
For trees from seeds try moringa oliefera, leucania leucocephala, gliricidia sepium, mesquites and acacias. These are all drought tolerant nitrogen fixers available cheap on ebay, and with good germination rates in our climate. Soak the seeds for 36 hrs in warm water (very hot to boiling for acacia) Get a clear plastic sandwich box from the Chinese shop. Place the lid upside down and put damp kitchen towel on it, seeds on that, then click the box onto the lid so u've got a "greenhouse" and stick it in the sun. Change the paper towel every day or two to avoid mouldy seeds. Any that sprout, stick em in soil in a pot in full sun. Any not sprouted after ten days, soak them another 24 hrs and repeat.
Also put some aloe veras and prickly pears in the patch of desert you are working with, these help add organic material to the ground, and protect against wind erosion.
I've put a couple of palms and yuccas in too, they look nice but they're not as efficient users of water, or fast growers, or as good for the "soil" as the other plants I've mentioned.