The nutrient rich water collector or ‘Pong’ as we call it; collecting the nectar for roots into a resevoir

nutrient rich water collectorHi, … and it can be very high!
Down the road on a wet winter evening, a stream of pong arrives. From the farm above, this nutrient rich brown smelly arrival has made its way into our water meadow to please the roots of grass, thistles and nettles alike , but not for ever!

The ‘great’ plan, or one of them at least, is to harness this goodness and direct it into a small storage tank at the head of HoBB land. It’s high up and through gravity, it should be possible to set up a system that distributes it around to all those plants keen on dark gunge. It will need diluting before use but it may provide a better solution than our present arrangements for liquid plant feed.

At the moment we harvest comfrey and put it into a bath of water, allowing it to rot down and create … yes, you guessed… brown water.

I think the work will be a summer job when the pong is not about somehow. Any volunteers – let me know!
waves ~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ from here to you, Grant