It was roughly 9 months ago that the Walipini concept was thrust into my consciousness. At first it seemed like a pipe dream, but research led to a design, which led to getting the right equipment on our homestead for building something like this, and then there was a big hole in the ground, etc. One thing leads to another and a random post on Facebook turns into a fully functional pit garden! This post is the culmination of all that work. Seeds have been planted, and thus this project migrates from designing and building a pit greenhouse to using a pit greenhouse to grow amazing organic produce year round. (At least we hope!)
All of these posts originally appeared at A Prepping Homestead, where you can follow our adventures in all things homesteading, but for pit gardening in pit greenhouses this is the site you want. Here at PitGarden.com we also has forums where, with your help, we can hopefully build a great community resource on Pit Gardening. I’m hopeful that many of you will want to participate as I know at least here in Montana I run into many people who have read about and are interested in this form of greenhouse, but yet I couldn’t find answers to many questions I had during the process of putting this together. With your help posting in the forums, and even creating blog content (email me Andrew@APreppingHomestead.com if you you want to create a guest post), we can evolve this concept further.
Please keep your eyes on these pages as in the not too distant future there will be a physical and E-book available that goes into much more detail on the whole pit greenhouse project. Here are the articles, in chronological order (Feel free to click on just the first, as each post will link you to the next):
If you didn’t, please click those images above to learn more!