Making JADAM wetting agent (JWA) for the first time! Nervously exciting because of the caustic chemical involved. Mixed water, potassium hydroxide (caustic potash), and sunflower oil (instead of the canola oil from the recipe, which isn't easy to get here in bulk). It wasn't clear when to stop mixing. The
Tree planting time! Two macadamia and a passion fruit were liberated from their pots. Also took the opportunity to mulch the walnuts (although they didn't seem to mind not having it so far) and to replace a juniper that wasn't coming back to life. #treeplanting #macadamia #macadamiatree #passionfruit #passionfruittree #maracuja
#weeding these two beds from #zone2 One has #carrots and some other #rootvegetables and the other #tomatoes (they also got pruned and staked with the occasion) and #sweetpotatoes (unclear if they'll sprout) The beds were made #lasagnagardening style (cardboard with compost on top) and weed growth so far is minimal.
Installed two #taps with twist hose couplings (reclaimed from the old #irrigation system) at strategic points on the mainline. They'll be useful for filling ponds and whatever other high volume future needs. Right now, they allow watering #permaculture zone 3, not yet covered by the new irrigation lines. #permacultureportugal