This quick and dirty cheat sheet for growing potatoes has everything you need to know for a record breaking crop. Soil pH, amount of water, hours of sunlight, spacing…even how to save “seeds” for next year’s crop.
A guild is a grouping of plants that supports a central element—such as a fruit tree—for maximum harvest and use of space. Learn more about this permaculture technique for creating a low-maintenance system that also improves biodiversity.
Designing a food forest from the ground up can be an overwhelming and seemingly insurmountable task at the beginning. Working out what plants are good food forest plants, and even understanding what exactly is a food forest. I have created a series to help you in the design process. I will hold your hand while […]
Why spend all the money to rent or buy a tractor when you can use chickens to do the work for you? Not only do they till but they give fertilize by giving manure, they eat the bugs (free pesticide!) and then till the manure into the ground. We are moving our chickens for the […]
First it started with chickens…. isn’t that the story of every homesteader? Well in this case our permaculture adventure started with chickens and now after 4+ weeks of chickens in the garden we are about to add a goat and a sheep. Check out this weeks video on how we hooked up our electric fence […]
Many trees and shrubs purchased over the internet are shipped to customers as bare root trees. These young trees are shipped with no soil around their roots and without a container (such as a plant pot). Even though they are shipped without soil, these trees are often very healthy and quick to establish in their […]