Primitive Technology: Stone Yam planters

  • Published on Jan 18, 2019
  • Primitive Technology: Stone Yam planters - Creating Stone planters for Yams from scratch.
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    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.
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Comments • 7 251

  • Meliodas liên quân
    Meliodas liên quân 17 hours ago


  • Ty w
    Ty w 2 days ago

    1000 years from now someone will discover those stones and think you were worshiping something

  • FernandoMoreno90
    FernandoMoreno90 2 days ago

    So, what`s those stone yam planters for?

  • TheBumbleseed
    TheBumbleseed 3 days ago +1

    And then man said:
    "I think, therefore I yam"

  • Tommy Boy
    Tommy Boy 3 days ago

    I love gardening.

  • Lone Spirit Of The Night

    What the fuck? Wher are the yams?

  • Vitalii Maistrenko
    Vitalii Maistrenko 3 days ago

    Интересно, в степях херсонщины так развернутся можно? )

    • Злой
      Злой Day ago +1

      Можно,но дадут пиздячек

  • Charles Deem
    Charles Deem 4 days ago

    These videos are so calming, i can’t stop watching them

  • Дима Величко

    Дурацкие американцы, живут в каменном веке. Они, наверное, даже костёр ещё не изобрели

  • Tore Forsell
    Tore Forsell 6 days ago

    maybe it isn't the builder guy who uploads these, but instead the uploader just found this guy while walking around the forest one day.

  • Sergio Chacón
    Sergio Chacón 6 days ago

    You're one with the forest

  • Ricky Cho
    Ricky Cho 7 days ago

    his name ???

  • Max game
    Max game 10 days ago


  • Severna Snaga
    Severna Snaga 11 days ago

    What snapshot are you using in this video?

  • Baldoxxx4000
    Baldoxxx4000 14 days ago

    he is well shaved and fit for a guy stranded in the middle of a jungle

  • Manu Hailame
    Manu Hailame 14 days ago

    Where are these videos filmed? Great job on the channel.

  • Мемлэнд
    Мемлэнд 15 days ago

    Are you will make plantations of meal

  • TeiKh3n xD
    TeiKh3n xD 15 days ago +1

    average youtuber: "lets build one mound and copy paste, yey! (then let it rot muahahaha)"
    primitive technology: CC [lets build 9 actually useful mounds and lets share an actually useful video about it, also ppl can simply watch it and read the description later if they prefer]

  • rodney adams
    rodney adams 15 days ago

    man this guy potato farm years does way different anyone seen. got turkeys and pigs worry about.

    • rodney adams
      rodney adams 15 days ago

      walk through woods come acrosses bunch stone piles think aliens landed.

  • K J
    K J 16 days ago

    That soil doesn’t look very fertile. Surprising for a wet wooded area.

  • Mj Cutamora
    Mj Cutamora 16 days ago

    this minecraft update looks epic

  • B Funky
    B Funky 16 days ago

    I'd like to see what they look like matured and over grown around those branches

  • Juas
    Juas 16 days ago

    Man, what are the chances those sticks get rotten and break when you have plenty yams growing on them? I dont think those sticks will last you 2 months with all the humidity and rain.

  • Charles Dempsey
    Charles Dempsey 18 days ago

    4:45 FINISH HIM!

  • Dracco The dragon
    Dracco The dragon 19 days ago

    I dont Wanna See those Primitive Fakers Anymore not this channel Those Goddam faker with their Pools

  • Résistance 30
    Résistance 30 19 days ago


  • Yejilee
    Yejilee 21 day ago +2

    한글 자막이 있어
    영상 보면서 이해하기가

  • Ben Olinger
    Ben Olinger 25 days ago

    What is the point of a stone planter? Is it to protect the hill from pigs or torrential rains? In Africa and the Caribbean the yam hills are uncovered and they do great, as long as there isn't lots of soil loss due to wind or the rainy season.

  • Junhyuk Lee
    Junhyuk Lee 27 days ago

    why did he make that grave-like thing? planting on the bare ground doesn't enough?

  • Nitin Singh
    Nitin Singh 27 days ago


  • viod vue
    viod vue 29 days ago

    I think his feet are made out of steal.. I would have hurt my feet a billion times already, but he is just walking over everything nature has to offer..

  • Hayder Almullahasan
    Hayder Almullahasan 29 days ago

    I don't get it, what was the point of the rocks?

  • Khanh Quyen
    Khanh Quyen Month ago

    đm bố đéo dịch nữa :v

  • Firetube NL
    Firetube NL Month ago

    Does he also hunt for food?

    AEDAN ANDERSON Month ago

    These videos are amazing. They make me realize why/that my life feels so empty, sitting here in my dark room, on my one day off from work, lazing and wasting away, my health, my time. Life has become too complicated for me. No matter what I do, I always end my day, so empty. Damn advanced technology!

  • zaubergarden
    zaubergarden Month ago

    plant an ayahuasca vine

  • Brox Prox
    Brox Prox Month ago

    Are you going to show a follow up when their fully grown :D?

  • Zatchary Belltucker
    Zatchary Belltucker Month ago +1

    I can't believe how much I enjoyed this video, probably my favorite so far

  • Sugath Samantha
    Sugath Samantha Month ago

    Good friend I like 👍

  • Андрей Владимирович

    Один английский язык

  • Areshy
    Areshy Month ago

    How much *DEDOTATED YAM* did you plant.

  • Pakislav
    Pakislav Month ago

    Are we gonna see the harvest? :D

  • bmfriess
    bmfriess Month ago

    would love to see an update on these yams...

  • Chad Kunka
    Chad Kunka Month ago +1

    I'm learning so much from this dude. Thanks bro!

  • Comida Primitiva
    Comida Primitiva Month ago

    Watch this video!!👇👇👇

  • thetaai
    thetaai Month ago +2

    this poor soul has been sentenced to *_y a m n a t i o n_* and must subside off solely *_y a m s_*

    • Esteban ElGuapo
      Esteban ElGuapo 28 days ago

      what? no brown suga and pecans and oats and butter? and cinamon :P

  • maks maks
    maks maks Month ago

    надо было камни на цемент ложытиь а в друг жевотные придут и разберут насыпь и надо было еще електро провод подключить

  • Ed Halley
    Ed Halley Month ago

    I wonder if you have tried to calculate calories/hours spent versus calories of food acquired. Making the planters seems labor intensive for getting just a meal or two yield. Maybe I misunderstood the yield for each assembled planter.

  • Christian Smith
    Christian Smith Month ago

    I hope you like making these videos as much as I like watching them, other people just don't have the same vibe

  • Pierre Wilde
    Pierre Wilde Month ago +1

    I would love to see how it looks today.
    I love your videos.

    THREE x2 HANEL Month ago +1


  • Naim Mustafa
    Naim Mustafa Month ago

    So any video for this project progress sir? I love to watch the progress.

    • Primitive Technology
      Primitive Technology  Month ago

      Not yet, but it's still growing. There are some aerial tubers that have appeared on the vine though. I'm sure a single larger tuber is growing inside each mound. 3 more months and it should be ready. Thanks.

  • neville33010
    neville33010 Month ago


  • Adriano Müller
    Adriano Müller Month ago

    Love your videos!

  • Dance Commander
    Dance Commander Month ago

    How many yams can each one of these planters yield? They're probably incredible effective at keeping foraging animals away from his growing plants, but they look enormously labor intensive to build. The majority of the work is probably transporting the stones to the grow-site, so I imagine it pays off over multiple years/harvests. Just wondering what the economy of this actually is.

    • Primitive Technology
      Primitive Technology  Month ago +1

      A single Yam each but they grow quite big. 3 kg per mound would be a modest estimate. The largest yam ever grown weighed about 270 kg. Thanks.

  • 우스우
    우스우 Month ago


  • путлер капут

    Are you from Russia?

  • Shamrock Apple
    Shamrock Apple Month ago

    кто мне напишет шо такой батат?

  • captain Bush
    captain Bush Month ago

    I'm so hungry

  • Kristinn Pálsson
    Kristinn Pálsson Month ago

    Did I miss the episode where he messured and defined the meter to be one ten millionth of the distance between the North Pole and the Equator?

  • eyang7
    eyang7 Month ago

    This dude probably lives in North Carolina or something

    • eyang7
      eyang7 Month ago

      @Russell Waelder oh OK, thx. No wonder y he's got these good place to do these primitive stuff.

    • Russell Waelder
      Russell Waelder Month ago

      eyang7 Australia

  • Hamish McWhinney
    Hamish McWhinney Month ago

    I wonder how many cans for Aeroguard he goes through to make these videos

  • Grouvee Voxel
    Grouvee Voxel Month ago

    Дико извиняюсь, а, собственно в какой стране он это снимает? Ммм? Южная Америка?

  • Veins Of Ice
    Veins Of Ice Month ago

    I like to think this is just how this guy lives and he just has a friend from the civilized world that just goes out into the woods and records him doing shit once or twice a month

  • DanTheMan
    DanTheMan Month ago

    Primitive technology- where are you at??

  • ilk cadde
    ilk cadde Month ago

    Video lar biraz uzun olsun

  • Linda B
    Linda B Month ago +3

    This is my first time watching one of these videos-Love It!!! I don't understand the dislikes; what's to dislike?? Do you dismantle the rocks to harvest the below ground yams? Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • Jar of Mayo
      Jar of Mayo Month ago

      Yes, when the yams are ready to harvest, you disassemble the stone mounds. I would love too try this with potatoes and sweet potatoes. Dog likes to dig up the garden.

  • Steven Laesser
    Steven Laesser Month ago

    Are these yams as in sweet potatoes or the African variatey?

  • Martin From Strufve

    hes making cash on these videos

  • Legendarylion 1
    Legendarylion 1 Month ago

    Okay ive seen about 30 videos by now and this is my first time reading the description finding out that they talk over the videos in captions

  • Никита Медведев

    Спасибо за русский перевод)

  • mh
    mh Month ago


    MAISOKEA OFFICIAL 2 months ago

    oh very good

  • FlightLegit
    FlightLegit 2 months ago +2

    You should definitely start a business teaching people hands on beside youtube ofcourse

  • luke mccabe
    luke mccabe 2 months ago

    Are there mosquitoes 🦟 in that forest?

  • RobFindsTreasure
    RobFindsTreasure 2 months ago +1

    My favorite sound 3:37

  • NRG-BEEFY Beefy
    NRG-BEEFY Beefy 2 months ago +1

    You have gone up 9 000 000 million subs since last time good job mate

  • Btmac
    Btmac 2 months ago

    Am I in rust

  • Hyren
    Hyren 2 months ago

    I can't wait for him to build a research table and make iron tools and weapons
    Now we wait for him to get guns and do explosive raids

  • jakob gibbs
    jakob gibbs 2 months ago

    One time I grew a cabbage that was like 2 feet in diameter and about 3 to 4 inches thick and also weighed about as much as I did at the time

  • Badtothebone R
    Badtothebone R 2 months ago

    wow, i just discovered this channel and as a gardner i am amazed. thank you for the Great content of your channel and the effort and hard work you put in it. i also think that the silence in your video Is as precious as the things you are teaching.

    MORPHEUS_29 2 months ago

    I wonder where did he get all those same size stones from ....

  • The Jailbreak Pro
    The Jailbreak Pro 2 months ago

    How can u teleport

  • Primitive Struggle Life

    Nice video

  • CrypticFrost
    CrypticFrost 2 months ago

    If your yams are like most, you don't need to keep the yam tuber attached to the sprouted eye. Simply remove the sprouts off of the yam, and keep them soaking in water. Within a week or two, they will have sprouted roots. This is a slip. You can then just plant the slip. It ensures that you don't end up with a rotting tuber at the base of the plant. Keep up the great videos.

  • 二狗他叔
    二狗他叔 2 months ago


  • apple LJ
    apple LJ 2 months ago

    It looks like graves

  • Birki gts
    Birki gts 2 months ago

    How many Yams would you need to plant for a sustainable food source?

  • jerry jjs
    jerry jjs 2 months ago +1

    No wonder I got a yam pancake a yam tortilla and a yam pickle when I visited his hut.....

  • palo mráz
    palo mráz 2 months ago

    Dynamite theme?

  • Rey Molina
    Rey Molina 2 months ago

    I think all his ideas are awsome. One day we might have to go back to the old days . it happened before. It will happen again. Cool to learn.

  • Lillian Akira
    Lillian Akira 2 months ago

    Hey this guy is talking in the subtitles! It's no joke.
    Please up vote so everyone can know and re-watch his videos like I'm doing.

  • Randy Charles Morin
    Randy Charles Morin 2 months ago

    What was the point? Create useless stuff?

  • Isabel Bright
    Isabel Bright 2 months ago

    The sounds sound pretty fake right

  • Ok
    Ok 2 months ago

    Cant wait to see the harvest!

  • Top Lyrics
    Top Lyrics 2 months ago

    The Real Primitive Tech

  • Beard Hat
    Beard Hat 2 months ago

    RL techtrees are amazing

  • Henrique Batista
    Henrique Batista 2 months ago

    Muito interessante essa ideia, gostei!!

  • Татарин юко
    Татарин юко 2 months ago +1

    Ещё бы говорил по русски цены бы не было

    • Vitovt Blacksmit
      Vitovt Blacksmit 2 months ago +2

      так титры есть русские. тут специально бригада ребят трудится что бы перевести. Канал то уникальный.