Primitive Technology: Stone Yam planters

  • Published on:  1/18/2019
  • Primitive Technology: Stone Yam planters - Creating Stone planters for Yams from scratch.Subscribe: | Never miss a video! Enable ‘ALL’ Notifications!More videos, watch me cultivate and cook yams: Primitive Technology:Wordpress: https://primitivetechnology.wordpress...Patreon: More Primitive Technology:Latest Uploads: Videos: This Video:With the wet season here, it's time to plant this years crop of yams. The previous yam garden, a large basket type enclosure, worked well in discouraging predators from eating the growing tubers. But with time the cane enclosure rots. So I switched to a method of protecting yams by planting the seed yams under a pile of rocks. Early tests prove that this method protects them from being eaten. The rocks are too heavy for scrub turkeys to lift and wild pigs seem not to associate the pile of rocks with food.So the next step was to make a garden consisting of individual mounds fortified with neat stonework. This was done by building layers of stone circles around the mound while adding soil with each layer. A yam bulb was planted in each mound during this process. A wooden stake was placed in each mound for the yam vine to grow up and horizontal rafters were tied to the top of these stakes to give the vines something to grow across. By the end of the project the yams had started growing with some coiling around the stakes.About Primitive Technology:Primitive technology is a hobby where you build things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. These are the strict rules: If you want a fire, use a fire stick - An axe, pick up a stone and shape it - A hut, build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without utilizing modern technology. I do not live in the wild, but enjoy building shelter, tools, and more, only utilizing natural materials. To find specific videos, visit my playlist tab for building videos focused on pyrotechnology, shelter, weapons, food & agriculture, tools & machines, and weaving & fiber.


  • Sarude Danstorm
    Sarude Danstorm 7 months ago+2385

    I just realized the reason he doesn't speak is because he hasn't invented language yet.

  • Pratham Agarwal
    Pratham Agarwal 6 months ago+714

    Ever wondered, this guy name could be Steve

  • Amanda barlow
    Amanda barlow 5 months ago+246

    Turns on captions
    Sneaky bastard he's been speaking this hole time

  • ButternutSquash
    ButternutSquash 6 months ago+545

    Achievement Unlocked: Agriculture

  • darkliberty
    darkliberty 6 months ago+357

    What a great idea to have your own logo. This way, we’ll know it’s your video instead of those leachers posting videos with your name in the title.

  • Primitive Technology
    Primitive Technology  7 months ago+3164

    The wet season started and so fire related projects are harder to do. So I planted this years crop of yams using a different technique. The stones covering the mounds protect the yams from predators such as bush turkeys and pigs. The birds are to weak to lift the stones and pigs don't see the piles of stones as food. In time the yam vines will completely cover the structure. Then they will produce smaller yams on the vine and larger yams under the ground.

  • a singular marijuana
    a singular marijuana 6 months ago+643

    Watch him build the internet out of sticks or something

  • Olivér Biró
    Olivér Biró 5 months ago+102

    Imagine your kid watching these videos, and he goes out to garden to play. Next thing you see, he built 5 houses and is hunting for the wildlife.

  • Andrew Osman
    Andrew Osman 5 months ago+149

    While we live in 2019 this guy lives in 3542 year BC

  • Dwight K. Schrute
    Dwight K. Schrute 5 months ago+76

    steps on nail
    Ow wtf when did I invent these

    I WILL REIGN 7 months ago+1524

    After waves of those awfully faked copies of your channel, it's nice to take it down a notch and look at your peaceful videos again.

  • Casa Nova
    Casa Nova 5 months ago+48

    I am a civil engineer and i build houses. How do i hire this guy?

  • big Bollos
    big Bollos 5 months ago+34

    Should we appreciate how much effort he puts in to his description

  • Sunny Lu
    Sunny Lu 12 hours ago

    I am wondering where Youtube sends checks to this guy?

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    estruel estruel estruel 5 months ago+78

    ____The real and first channel of a nature lifestyle______

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    PES 2019 Mobile Tips 7 months ago+1826

    your videos are like some kind of meditation

  • Ogre Under Bridge
    Ogre Under Bridge 5 months ago+144

    9,2 Million subscribers ?! Man, I remember back in the days when there were like 120 of us.
    I'm amazed you defer running around in that forest in armani suits,
    collecting your needs with a Rolls Royce pickup truck

  • Nathaniel Reichert
    Nathaniel Reichert 14 days ago+3

    Haha, when this dude stops making videos we'll know he was finally able to be completely self-sustaining and officially off-grid.

  • Sebastian Ray
    Sebastian Ray 6 months ago+38

    Next: How to make nuclear power plant from clay, stones, wood and plutonium...

  • Jack Bevan
    Jack Bevan 6 months ago+9

    Often copied, but never outclassed. The In-imitable primitive technology. So tired of these copy-cat channels trying to trick people into watching their videos by pretending to be this legend.