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Raised beds, nursery and greenhouse

  1. 1. Natural Farm Nursery & Greenhouse for Vegetables and Herbs Houses Potting soils Germination Transplanting Harvesting
  2. 2. A Natural Farming Method for Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics By Keith O. Mikkelson [email_address] RESOURCE RECOVERY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH QUALITY NUTRIENT DENSE FOOD AND MAXIMUM HEALTH
  3. 3. Education is learning the rules Experience is learning the exceptions to the rules
  4. 4. What does it take to keep 10,000 sq M productive?
  5. 5. <ul><li>1.3 hectare vegetables/herbs </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 hectares Neighborhood Pasture </li></ul><ul><li>1 Nursery Manager </li></ul><ul><li>6 Farm Technicians </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bulati Potting House Nursery Green House Green House Livestock Rest Room About 1,000 sq M of livestock and bulati, a nursery and potting house Bulati Bulati Bulati
  7. 11. Manure Catchment
  8. 12. Vermiculture
  9. 14. Working livestock!
  10. 15. Value Added Farm Products
  11. 17. First potting house 2001 Shade Flat Surface
  12. 20. Potting house <ul><li>Why have a potting house? </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to start many plants in a nursery </li></ul><ul><li>It will use less space to start </li></ul><ul><li>Best way to earn income </li></ul><ul><li>Intensify production </li></ul>
  13. 25. 100% Shade Flat Surface Flat Surface
  14. 26. Training and Tours
  15. 27. Remove Field Heat Sink
  16. 28. Remove Field Heat
  17. 30. Training starts at any age
  18. 31. Shell Foundation Shade Flat Surface S.A.K.A. Scholars
  19. 32. Shell Foundation Shade Flat Surface
  20. 33. Nursery Plants Crops <ul><li>Why have a nursery? </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to start many plants with protection </li></ul><ul><li>It will use less space to start </li></ul><ul><li>Best way to earn income </li></ul><ul><li>Intensify production </li></ul>Extra shade
  21. 34. Nursery Plants Corrigated Plastic
  22. 35. Greenhouse
  23. 36. Overflow Nursery Plants Crops
  24. 37. Free Standing Greenhouse
  25. 38. Metal Frame Shade House Greenhouse
  26. 39. Bamboo Shade House Greenhouse
  27. 40. 100% Insect Barrier
  28. 41. 100% Insect Barrier
  29. 42. 1 piece 4x8 plywood 100% Insect Barrier
  30. 43. 1 piece 4x8 plywood
  31. 44. Bed Design
  32. 45. Hard Pan Double Dug Beds Farm scale raised beds
  33. 46. Hard Pan Double Raised Beds Farm scale raised beds
  34. 47. 80 cm Permanent raised beds
  35. 48. 30-40 cm Farm scale raised beds
  36. 49. 3-4 cm Portable raised beds
  37. 50. You can make a raised bed out of anything!
  38. 51. Patented Green House Helmet
  39. 52. Permanent raised beds
  40. 56. Vermi Bulati Bulati Bulati
  41. 58. Permanent raised beds
  42. 59. 7 ft
  43. 60. 7 ft
  44. 61. 9 ft
  45. 62. 300 cm 280 cm 231 cm 210 cm All overhang 10 cm Main truss 2 pcs 280 cm 1 pcs 220 cm 1 pcs 210cm 1 pcs 100 cm 2 pcs 60 cm 280 cm 280 cm 200 cm 280 cm Vertical support 2 pcs 300 cm 2 pcs 200 cm
  46. 63. 280 cm 90 cm 60 cm 60 cm 280 cm 10 cm Main truss 2 pcs 280 cm 1 pcs 441 cm 2 pcs 200 cm 1 pcs 100 cm 2 pcs 60 cm 231 cm 210 cm 15 cm 110 cm 110 cm 280 cm 60 cm 231 cm 110 cm 90 cm Side truss
  47. 64. Horizontal support 21 pcs 200 cm 5 pcs 150 cm Per section Top Views
  48. 66. Permanent raised beds
  49. 68. Dorms Homework
  50. 69. Why cover from rain in the tropics?
  51. 70. 1 nights rain
  52. 71. 1 nights rain = 8&quot;
  53. 72. Mini Greenhouse
  54. 73. Maximize Space Bulati Bulati
  55. 74. Cement Floor in the Shade
  56. 75. Water Flat Surface
  57. 78. Stacked Trays
  58. 84. Rooftop Boxes
  59. 85. Rooftop Raised Boxes: 24&quot;-36''
  60. 86. Farm Scale Raised Beds: 8&quot;-12&quot;
  61. 87. Potting house
  62. 88. Power Sprayer
  63. 89. Communications Center
  64. 90. Bed Layout 60-90 cm wide <ul><li>Bed Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Lumber </li></ul><ul><li>Hardiflex </li></ul><ul><li>C.I.B. </li></ul><ul><li>Hollow block </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-cast cement </li></ul>Aisle 80cm Row 50cm
  65. 91. Hardiflex
  66. 92. Raised Beds Outside
  67. 93. Movable Beds Inside C.I.B.
  68. 95. Poly Bags
  69. 96. Ordinary Compost Aloha Super Mega Turbo Bokashi Ordinary Bokashi
  70. 98. Precast 4 cm thick 12&quot;-18&quot;
  71. 99. Precast 4 cm thick
  72. 100. 12''-18&quot;
  73. 101. Potting Soil
  74. 105. 1/4 Vermicast 1/4 Uling 1/4 Soil 1/4 Sand
  75. 109. Transplant Shock
  76. 110. No Transplant Shock
  77. 111. Save Nursery Space
  78. 112. <ul><li>Soil Blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Save space </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize transplant shock </li></ul>
  79. 114. D.A.R. Training
  80. 120. Prick out to cups
  81. 121. Direct seed in blocks
  82. 122. Direct seed in blocks
  83. 125. Home Made Soil Blocker
  84. 127. 4&quot; PVC w/ wood plug
  85. 130. Poly Bags Cups Blocks Potting House
  86. 133. Herbs
  87. 135. Sweet Basil
  88. 136. Thai Chili
  89. 137. Rosemary
  90. 138. Onion Chives
  91. 141. Tarragon
  92. 142. Mint
  93. 143. Galagal
  94. 144. Parsely
  95. 146. P4,000.00
  96. 154. Lettuce Production
  97. 159. <ul><li>Lettuce Success </li></ul><ul><li>Well balanced potting soil </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Germination </li></ul><ul><li>Low stress transplanting </li></ul><ul><li>Proper shading </li></ul><ul><li>Timed harvest </li></ul>
  98. 160. Starting lettuce
  99. 161. Nearing Harvest
  100. 162. Germination
  101. 163. Mist water with EM
  102. 165. UV light aids germination Clear plastic keeps moisture in
  103. 166. Fly proof On wheels
  104. 167. Seed Dryer
  105. 168. Proper drying of seeds promotes high germination
  106. 175. Pricking out
  107. 176. Prick out: From tray to cup
  108. 177. Direct seed in blocks
  109. 178. After pricking out, keep in shade 3 days
  110. 180. How long till ready for transplanting?
  111. 181. 1 week in Tray
  112. 182. 3 weeks in cup
  113. 183. Ready for transplanting
  114. 184. Week 1 in bed
  115. 185. 4 weeks total in bed Week 2 in bed
  116. 186. 3 weeks in bed
  117. 189. 4 weeks in bed Ready for harvest
  118. 190. Prepare more beds
  119. 194. Mixed bed: Green and Red Leaf
  120. 197. Remove Field Heat
  121. 198. Remove Field Heat
  122. 200. Learn to Sell it!
  123. 201. Learn to prepare it!
  124. 221. Enjoy the Harvest!

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