Share anything you’d like about how/why/if you grow plants.
We certainly need to develop better technologies for water storage.
We store about a week’s supply for all of the orchards and gardens on site,
I have 4 gardens outside, and one in a tunnel house (8m x 2.6m – 25ft x 9 ft – a plastic coated tunnel that keeps things warm and moist).
We also have an extended orchard – olives, fiejoas, apples, plums, pears, apricots, figs, blueberries, mandarins, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, avocado, almonds, walnuts, macadamias, raspberries. Most of the trees are young, and several are yet to fruit. Our walnut had it’s first crop last year, at 10 years old.
I am not a natural gardener, and I am learning. I have invested time and money in setting up systems capable of growing food, and I am very conscious of the very many things that can go wrong, and the huge amount of work that needs to be done to both tend and harvest and process food.
I am under no illusions about the complexity of the work involved in the full automation of systems to perform all of these tasks.
We are eating some food we grew ourselves tonight, and most of what we will eat is from the supermarket – without it and all of the systems behind it, we would be very hungry.