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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Today I’m adding fruit trees to my Rainwater Garden Project, where I collect rain runoff water from my road, divert it into catchment basins and grow plants in the desert! It’s my attempt at some desert permaculture using swales and berms to collect and retain our monsoon rain water. This year I’m adding fruit trees to it and am hoping to be able to grow them year round with no additional water… fingers crossed 🙂 Please let me know if you have any questions! thanks, Joe For the local folks: The place I get IBC’s, Barrels and other cool odds/ends is Arizona Sustainable Living… you can contact him at 520-329-2929 The Nursery is called Civano and they are located in east Tucson off of houghton road… super cool place to just go and walk around 🙂 For those interested in my Culvert cistern… here’s a link to the course if you want to check it out! Subscribe to homesteadonomics: Follow homesteadonomics: Facebook: Instagram: Music sourced from the Youtube free audio library. Credits are as follows For all you know – by RW Smith Far Away – by MK2 If you guys like the videos I make and would like to help support the channel at no additional cost to you. Please consider doing some of you Amazon shopping through this link. I may receive a small commission for any items you purchase. It’s greatly appreciated ☺ Business Inquiries: If you have any questions or business inquires feel free to email below or if you prefer, you can send old fashioned mail to this address:) Homesteadonomics HC 70 Box 4770 Sahuarita AZ 85629 ———– Tags: homesteadonomics, homesteading, diy build, building projects, diy crafts, crafting […]


  • UzeHerName 1 month ago

    Your daughter is such a little character! She was making me laugh, especially talking about the T Rex already having his arms out for a hug! Too funny! She's adorable! My daughter was a lot like that (she's 28 now), and the best part is they keep that quirkiness, they just grow up a little. Love your channel! New sub!

  • jimic1972 1 month ago

    Hi, always greats videos and work. In my country (Chile), we have desert like the one that you have, and dryer, but also, we have forests, farms, lakes, etc (that in the south), I live in the south with big rivers, and I have thinking that your work are good for to copy ideas for to make something here (We own a farm), so I hope to make something here rationed with the water….
    Thanks for all your videos

  • Mingo Tubman 1 month ago

    Wonder if its OK to dig further than twenty two inches for the ponds…..

  • 7ceasers 1 month ago

    Your projects are well thought out. I like the way you create your videos. Just a thought, have you considered burying the IBC containers, let the water flow into them, and then just use an old fashioned hand pump to get the water up and out?
    Take care

  • angela Lazon 1 month ago

    Very cool water collection system I live in yucca Az

  • Lea West 1 month ago

    Really nice! Not sure if you are still replying after almost a year, but was wondering if you are planning an update on the trees you planted here? Also wondered if you considered planting moringa trees for shade? So many benefits with those trees! It looks like you live somewhere between the Tucson-Sierra Vista area so are about 10+ degrees cooler than up here in northwest Phoenix. Even so, if your trees are full desert sun, you might want to think about shade cloth for a year or two till they develop more mature trunks. I totally killed a 3 year fig which would have been full sun if I'd given it more protection when first planted. Barbados cherry and olives might do really well there also. Really love your projects and looking forward to more videos!

  • tsimahei 1 month ago

    According to agronomists, all plants, even of much different species, root-graft to each other. because of that (we always knew it :), ranchers and farmers in low-rainfall areas plant a wide variety of species for a cover crop. maize, radishes, rye, beans, grasses, and so on. Plant one species, and it'll drought out. Plant a dozen or more, and they all thrive, just like youir garden thrives. BTW, it's ta-rah-oo-mara (as an ex from there pronounces it, raramuri, the runners 🙂 Be blessed, you have a beautiful homestead.

  • Jeffory Newkirk 1 month ago

    Great to see another video, it has been too long.

  • DeliaLee8 1 month ago

    Would dates grow well? I think they are desert trees, right?

  • CrossWood 1 month ago

    These are all right in-line with plans I have for our property up around Yarnell. Bees first! Thanks for all the inspiration, happy to have found your channel. Cheers! Chris.

  • Heather Watson 1 month ago

    May I suggest you place a wooden frame above your water catchment ponds high enough so the water can still flow in under the frame and then place a lid or door on top so you can open it when you want, hopefully this will keep mosquitoes and your children out of the water.

  • Baeuerle Homestead 1 month ago

    Do you have a rock quarry behind you (big white-gray piles).

  • Nice

  • Anthony Ferrer 1 month ago

    beautiful, man! shoot if I had a summer-raining property (for the desert) I would put guamuchiles, garambullos, guajes, chiltepin(or chili pequin also good), and of course some solid nopales, which are similar but larger than the cactus I saw on your property, solid in terms of fruit and leaves which you can eat. if you don't know what these are, google search, and you will find interesting things about each one:)

  • Reid A. Morrison 1 month ago

    Awsome buddy… wholesome geniune videos. Shout out from Canada 🙂

  • Ravoren 1 month ago

    I've been wanting to start a homestead, but have been worried about the state of the terrain in Southern Arizona. Your channel gives me so much hope and motivation! Excellent content and insight, and very helpful information. Thank you for what you do!

  • DDBerlin 1 month ago

    forgive me, if this has been covered in one of the comments, I did not read through all of them, but i'm wondereing why You place the IBC's so prominent directly nearby the beautiful layed out rainwater garden. Would it not be nicer to have them slightly covered by bushes, a small shed, some wood one of Your nice gabion walls or place them behind a tree in the vicinity. or lower them a bit more into the soil. I would also assume that it would be better for the plastic as well as the contained water if they were not permanently exposed to sunlight.

  • jaime murillo 1 month ago

    2 months later I wold like o know how this looks now.

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