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Whitesboro, OK, United States
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Pestering the friends!

Posted by Kathryn Tracy almost 6 years ago

Because we drive truck long haul in the US, we have friends in various geographical locations that have different characteristics than our place in Oklahoma. Of particular interest is a property in Utah owned by a friend.

The two properties, ours and his, are polar opposites. We are warm temperate, he is cool arid. We have a water flooding issue, he has a water shortage problem. Our soil is OK, his is alkaline almost to extreme. We have no aquifers, he has adequate water, at least for his home. Neither of us has much organic content in our soils which is basically the only thing we have in common.

If anyone has any suggestions/sources/links to plant guilds for Utah Zone 5, cool arid, alkaline I'd really appreciate them. Onward, Permaculture Warriors!

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Florie Brown
Florie Brown : Hi Kathryn, First of all I would try and research look for plants that will grow on your friends land, look at what Geoff did in the desert you will have to start from scratch some of the plants he grew would probably be suitable for your friends property then you start the difficult process of harvesting water when it rains. I saw another video of some one in Ethiopia he has a running streem where they had desert a few years ago. If you watch greening the desert you will come acros it. As for a high alkaline soil you have to use vegetation leaves twigs in a large mass to chang the balance of your soil you have to keep watering to rot it down keep it covered to retain moisture. With the flooding issue Geoff mentioned gabions or I would place rocks old pieces of timber any thing pile it up to prevent erosion
Posted almost 6 years ago

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