guerrilla gardening afghanistan,

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guerrilla gardening afghanistan,
« on: November 12, 2008, 06:51:27 AM »
hello i was just wondering if anyone had anyadvice for turning the desert into a garden on my little fob in afghanistan.  I am here for a year with the army and wantedto garden in my spare time.  The ground is really rocky and sandy.  I dont have access to anything other than what i have here on the fob.  I have access to all the vegetable scraps from the kitchen if i scrounge for them and was wondering if i could use that to ammend the soil if i compost it.  Just looking for some help thanks

Re: guerrilla gardening afghanistan,
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 10:30:52 PM »
In order to compost it, you'll need to keep it at least slightly moist - I have the impression Afghanistan is fairly dry? do you have access to seeds or cuttings? go for it! To get around the problem of soil fertility, you might want to choose plants native not only to Afganistan but also to the local region - they should be able to cope with the weather and the soils. Talk to locals.

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cannonsblazing

Re: guerrilla gardening afghanistan,
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 07:00:35 PM »
What's a fob? :)

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llj71

Re: guerrilla gardening afghanistan,
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 04:02:37 PM »
FOB = Forward Operating Base.

Try the folowing web sites. It appears that there is a large number of very familiar fruits and vegetables that can be grown there.
http://www.afghanistans.com/Information/PlantAnimal.htm

http://www.afghan-web.com/fauna/domestic.html

This website lists NGO's that are in Afghanistan. A few of them are dedicated to food crops over there. Maybe they would be willing to help a soldier.  Another idea is to ask friends and family back home to send seed packets since they are lightweight.

http://afghanistan-analyst.org/ngo.aspx

Good luck and keep safe