Risers in container gardening

The use of risers to enhance food production in container gardening is a real success story in The Philippines. Jojo ROM, Buklod Tao and others showed that t…
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25 Responses to “Risers in container gardening”

  1. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Right you are !

  2. Slats? used by forklifts are often left in heaps near garbage cans in industrial areas. Free wood, pre-cut to 2 sizes, 2 large and many the size of latices. Reuse!

  3. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 1, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    In fact I am a Flemish Belgian and living close to Ghent City in Belgium. But I have some good friends in The Philippines, who founded the Urban Container Gardening Enthusiasts group (UCG).

  4. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so you are Dutch and live in Philipines then?

  5. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Glad to learn some colourful expressions (my mother tongue is Dutch !).

  6. In other words my garden comparatively is so bad it looks like a dog pooped in my yard and thats my garden lol…

  7. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Maybe you should ask my friend Jojo ROM about the costs of building risers. Go to Facebook and search for Jojo ROM in Davao City.

  8. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 1, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I guess building the bamboo risers could take some time. Once you have the risers, production of vegetables and fruits can be a continuous process in The Philippines (right climate). Harvested crops can immediately be replaced by others in the same containers (bottles, tetrapacks, etc.).

  9. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    What’s doggy doo ?

  10. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks John. Today I found the description of this slang expression on Google.

  11. My wife is Filipina, and we want to buy land in the Philippines to use as our main source of income, but we don’t want to get a loan. I don’t know, unless we use bamboo for the risers, it would probably cost as much to build the risers as it would to buy more land.

  12. do you think it takes too long to tend to the plants to make it economically feasible to have a couple acres of land with risers? Perhaps a person could grow the same amount on one acer, with risers, as they could on 3 acers?

  13. Bad Ass means he thinks it’s cool, and he likes it a lot.

  14. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 2, 2013 at 1:43 am

    !!!

  15. That is bad ass. My garden now looks like doggy doo :(

  16. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 2, 2013 at 2:43 am

    People in The Philippines have brass in the ponds underneath the risers.

  17. I didn’t see any in the video, that’s why I mentioned it. I was discussing a fish feeder/bio-conversion system using soldier fly grubs and an archimedic dewatering device for duckweed in the pond. But this application would need more sun exposure. Maybe a south facing area? Just an idea, Dad thinks I’m on drugs. Its just lack of sleep due to because of this MS that I have.

  18. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 2, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Why not ?

  19. Tilapia in the pond?

  20. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 2, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Good luck with your plant production.

  21. Awesome and Inspiring…thank you for sharing and seeding in us our own ideas!

  22. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 2, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Thanks for appreciating

  23. Wow luv this video I’m going to post this on my facebook page just starting to garden this is awesome and recycling all at the same time. Thanks for the video it is an amazing one at that.

  24. Willem Van Cotthem Reply May 2, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Aeration is always nice for the fishes, but aquatic plants can also play a positive role.

  25. This is awesome I am in Kansas and it has been very hot summer lately so I would like to try pond. Do you have aeration/or movement for the pond? I am new to ponds.
    Thanks again.