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  • What is the purpose of the furrows?

    Posted by Admin on 29 April 2024 at 8:54 am

    The furrows do three things:

    • They ensure rapid distribution of water around the biofilter.
    • They keep the plant crowns above the water (thereby avoiding rot).
    • They function as ventilation “stacks”…providing for gaseous exchange in the bed – once the detritus layer is in place.

    For horticultural row crops, normal furrows are appropriate.

    For smaller buckets and tubs, plant into a mound – or some other arrangement – that accommodates these three roles.

    The need to keep the plant crowns above the water is the principal determinant of the depth of the furrows.

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What is the purpose of the furrows?