We discovered the world of “covering bare soil” after desperately looking for ways to keep the weeds and intense heat out of our Phoenix garden. This method of gardening transformed our homestead into a healthy, thriving, and productive piece of land. Learn 5 reasons to cover the soil and our top 4 types of mulch […]
One of the biggest concerns I hear from people when I tell them about our Back to Eden garden is “don’t the wood chips bind up the nitrogen?” I understand their concern. For those of you who know composting basics, you need a good ratio of greens and browns to create quality compost. Here I […]
There are two things that I love about my Back to Eden garden. The first is that I don’t have to water unless I’m germinating seeds. The rain does it all. I’ve pulled back the covering and checked the soil. It’s damp, but not soaked, a good 6″ down, even if we’ve gone through a […]
When I first started gardening I figured I was a total fail at it. Everything I planted DIED. Even blackberry plants! Turns out there was a lot I didn’t know about gardening. There’s a little more to it than just sticking plants into the ground and blasting the hose at them occasionally. (Yeah, just a […]
I discovered another gardening video the other day, The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic. I bought the downloadable version of the almost 2-hour film and LOVED it. I am now dreaming of not only a Back to Eden garden and a farm stand, but a permaculture orchard as well!
I have been very impressed with the results I’ve seen in my Back to Eden vegetable garden, so naturally I looked for new ways to implement this permaculture technique. In the past, I’ve discussed my love for container gardening. Even though my vegetable garden has grown exponentially, I still utilize containers throughout our property. I […]