He Did It Again! Watch How He Builds a Primitive Sweet Potato Patch


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We have been following this guy for a while and continue to be blown away by not only his videos but the accuracy in how he creates these things.  Here, through primitive technology, he builds a sweet potato/yam patch that once established continues to reproduce. Seriously so cool! Watch for yourself:

Here's how he did it.

I built a fenced enclosure and cultivated sweet potatoes (from civilisation) and yams (from the wild) in it. I originally had a small 3X3 m garden behind the wattle and daub hut that already had some sweet potato and yam vines growing in it that were planted after the hut was built. But wallabies kept eating the leaves. So I made a wattle enclosure around it to keep them out. Wood ash was added to the soil to provide potassium and phosphorus for the growing tubers.

The previous small garden was organized in rows (not seen in this video) but this was hard to water during dry weather. So I re-organized the patch into 1 meter wide mounds with pits in the center.

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