Hello all my radically wild souls. In this video, I create a terrace on my beautiful farm in the paradise that is Puerto Rico. I plan on growing lots of veggies on these terraces.
Now I am no expert as I explain in the video. But I look to continue to experiment and make these terraces better.
What is a terrace?
Terrace farming is a method of farming whereby “steps” known as terraces are built onto the slopes of hills and mountains. When it rains, instead of rain carrying away the soil nutrients and plants down the slope, they flow to the next terrace. Every step has an outlet which channels water to the next step.
The Advantages Of Terrace Farming
Terrace farming prevents the washing away of soil nutrients by the rains. This leads to the growth of healthy crops. Secondly, it prevents the carrying away of plants by the heavy flowing rivers of water. Sometimes rain water carries away the crops leading to low crop yield. Thirdly, terraces help in reduction of soil erosion and water loss. The fourth benefit of terrace farming is that it has made the idle hillside land become productive. Lastly, terraces trap rainwater allowing the people to engage in cultivation of water-intensive crops such as rice.
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