Raised or lowered islands depending on your environment. Remember to manage for overflow and select plants accordingly so that roots don’t rot. Don’t forget to plant out those edges and where applicable channel water into or around your islands.
Bonsai Soil Tests: Part 1: Water Retention
Retention Values (g @ %) given after 5.25-hour
Rank given for 24-hour Retention based on values.
1. Coconut Coir: 129g @ 14.57% loss
2. Pine Bark: 22g @ 14.86% loss
3. Compost: 26g @ 31.58% loss
4. Commercial Peat Moss: 6g @ 40% loss
1. Diatomaceous Earth: 37g @ 30.19% loss
2. Akadama: 22g @ 26.67% loss
3. Pumice: 22g @ 29.03% loss
4. LECA (Turface): 30g @ 36.17% loss
5. Vermiculite: 28g @ 41.67% loss
6. Perlite: 14g @ 36.36% loss
7. Sand: 12g @ 67.56% loss
8. Lava Rock (Scoria): 4g @ 76.47% loss
9. Expanded Shale: 2g @ 84.62% loss
10. Granite Chips: 1g @ 94.44% loss
Quick Correction: Diatomaceous earth is not calcined clay, like Oil-Dri. It is silica based, formed from fossilized algae.
Cosechando Agua – Harvesting water
Waterway Design – Part I
A Tale of Three Watering Cans, From Lame to Excellent
Surface Water Dependent Properties of Sulfur-Rich Molybdenum Sulfides: Electrolyteless Gas Phase Water Splitting – ACS Nano (ACS Publications)
Just add a fuel cell and you’ve got gas and electricity.
Brad Lancaster discusses water harvesting and Zephaniah Phiri’s observations.
Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun | Berkeley News