Gardening is easy when you start out with great soil. But what do you do when all you get is a layer of hard packed dirt with rock underneath? What if you have sandy soil, acid soil, or straight clay? How can you grow your own food, even when you have poor soil?
In my first urban homestead in Portland, there was a large cedar tree in the front yard. As I looked out my living room window, the first thing I always saw was hard packed, barren dirt under this tree. I tried to plant groundcovers, shade tolerant veggies, ANYTHING! But nothing would grow. Finally, I stumbled […]
How to build a keyhole raised garden bed. Features a compost ring in the center that continuously feeds your bed and plants.
It’s time to think about raised beds. More specifically, hugelkultur beds.
Garden update from my Zone 3 permaculture garden which features hugelkultur raised garden beds.
Defining permaculture, why it’s important, and how you can incorporate permaculture practices into your own garden.