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Issue 56: Irrigation

Keyhole gardens

Keyhole gardens are a technique used to grow vegetables in a dry climate. They are actually a special form of raised bed gardens: circular waist high raised beds with a path to the center. Walled in by stones, there’s a basket made from sticks and straw in the center that holds manure and other organic kitchen waste for compost. Since they look like a keyhole from above, they are often called keyhole gardens and also promoted under this name in Lesotho, where the charity organisation 'Send a Cow' has been promoting the creation of these special gardens for some time.
www.afrigadget.com/2008/07/05/keyhole-gardens/

30 August 2010

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