The Back 40

Our urban lot is about 40′ x 100′ – approximately 1/10 acre.  It drops down into a little canyon in the back.  Over the last few years I’ve been doing quite a bit of work back there.  Last fall I leveled out a little area for a banana grove along the back property line and amended the soil.  This spring I moved these little pups to their new home.  They seem quite happy there.

Bananas require lots of water.  I made a pretty simple low-pressure, gravity fed system using pvc pipe.  I used a hack-saw to notch the pipe near each plant, then capped off one end and connected the other end to the rain-barrel with a hose. So far they’ve been irrigated with rain water only.

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