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.
When we first inquired about our new property, the realtor told us that it had recently been logged, and a good number of trees had been taken down. That fact didn’t really matter to us for two reasons: first, we would have probably cut down most of them anyway to open up some of the […]
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.