Tag Archives: permaculture

Better Garden Planning

As the weather starts getting warmer, our early garden efforts are starting to come up green.  We’ve got about 25 garlic plants that are about to cross the foot-tall mark from cloves we planted last fall and we’re getting some … Continue reading

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New Compost Bin

Though the weather still suggests otherwise around here, it is indeed time to get started on garden matters.  We’ve got some seedlings starting  inside and have direct sowed peas, beets, and kale in our raised beds.  The major project for … Continue reading

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Expanding the Garden

On what was probably one of the last warm-ish days of the fall, I decided to prepare a new garden bed for use next season.  With the tons of fallen leaves we have piled up around the property as well … Continue reading

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Books: Paradise Lot

I’ve been checking out a lot of books on permaculture recently as we try to think about how to expand our garden next spring.  A lot of them talk about general approaches to design, outline the structural elements you can … Continue reading

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My First Hugelkultur

Having spent the last two months reading through all sorts of permaculture books and websites, I’ve started my first experiment; a hugelkultur raised bed.  Hugelkultur uses fallen wood and brush as a foundation for a tall bed (“hugel” apparently being German … Continue reading

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