Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ask Mad Bioneer - November 2009

I have seen many of the search terms that have been used to get to my blog and I really think I can answer some of the questions that have that led people here. So here is your chance. Post your questions in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them. First, though, a few caveats: 1) Please keep them relevant to the types of topics I covered on my blog, 2) As much as I write about mushrooms, I am more into growing them than hunting them and I am not very good at identifying wild mushrooms, and 3) You experts out there, please weigh in if I get something wrong. While I do have a great passion for this subject, I don't know everything and I am here to learn as much as I am to teach. I look forward to your questions!


  1. In your post about raised vs sunken beds you stated you would relate how to build a sunken bed in a later post. I'm very interested in that process as I've heard sunken beds help protect from gnarly Flagstaff winds. Have you already covered constructing sunken beds? In which post? If not, could you?

  2. I covered the basic details of determining how much water you are going to need in my post on Making a Water Budget (http://madbioneer.blogspot.com/2009/10/making-water-budget.html) and the basics of designing it in my post on Collecting Rainwater Through Grading (http://madbioneer.blogspot.com/2009/11/collecting-rainwater-through-grading.html). If you want more details on how to calculate how fast water is getting to your bed, I also included a post on The Rational Method (http://madbioneer.blogspot.com/2009/12/rational-method.html). If there are further details that you want that I didn't include in those posts, let me know and I'll see if I can cover them.