Potted Polycultures - Guilds to Go! Cell Fusion Hybrid Seed is Creepy - The Seed Ambassadors Project. Cell fusion CMS is truly anti-evolutionary and is contributing dramatically to the the loss of agricultural biodiversity in the seed industry, as the genes cannot be recovered from cell fusion CMS hybrids.
Guilds for the Small Scale Home Garden - The Permaculture Research Institute. Building guilds is a clever way to put gardens together.
Instead of toiling over providing this or that nutrient for plants or battling with pests or relying on the success of just one crop to provide the food, a massive mixture of productive growth is but a few preparation steps away. We often talk about guilds as a grand scheme, part of growing a food forest, starting with something huge like an apple tree. Companion Planting Information and Chart - The Permaculture Research Institute. Permaculture Potato Planting - Using Potatoes to develop beautiful permanent raised beds.
Vertical Garden Wall (urban forum at permies) Zone 6 Vegetable Planting Calendar. To get the most out of your vegetable garden, you need to do a little planning.
Knowing when to start your seeds and transplant them outdoors will help to maximize your harvest. There are no hard rules for this, it is dependent on the climate for your particular area, as well as the weather at the time. These charts were created as a guidelines; a starting point if you will. You should adjust the planting dates relative to your particular area, and the specific variety of vegetables going into your garden. Unbelievable House Truck Transforms Into Fantasy Castle (tiny house forum at permies) Gardening Know How - Happy Gardening! Ask a gardening question, get a gardening answer. Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. Achillea millefolium. Description Yarrow leaves Achillea millefolium is an erect herbaceous perennial plant that produces one to several stems 0.2–1 metre (0.66–3.28 ft) in height, and has a spreading rhizomatous growth form.
Leaves are evenly distributed along the stem, with the leaves near the middle and bottom of the stem being the largest. The leaves have varying degrees of hairiness (pubescence). The leaves are 5–20 cm long, bipinnate or tripinnate, almost feathery, and arranged spirally on the stems. The inflorescence has 4 to 9 phyllaries and contains ray and disk flowers which are white to pink. The plant has a strong, sweet scent, similar to chrysanthemums. Distribution Yarrow grows from sea level to 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) in elevation. Pink flowers Varieties Uses Achillea millefolium cultivar Cultivation
Vertical farming: towering vision, uncertain future. Farmers are making inroads supplying local food to hungry city foodies, but many producers are trying to grow more food in urban centers.
Mt. Cuba Center. Perennial Abundance. Absolutely FREE videos by Geoff Lawton, World Renowned Permaculture Teacher, Designer and Consultant.
In this video Geoff Lawton visits Permaculture authors Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates and looks at their tiny one tenth of an acre cold climate urban back-yard located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Here they grow over 200 perennial food plants, including bananas and share their secrets – what food is possible to be grown even in the coldest climate zones like theirs, where the outside temperature can drop to minus 20 Centigrade. Food Forest Suburb. Absolutely FREE videos by Geoff Lawton, World Renowned Permaculture Teacher, Designer and Consultant.
In this video we explore an idyllic intentional housing estate created 38 years ago by architect Michael Corbett. Geoff Lawton revisits this 60 acre property to see if nearly four generations later it lives up to its reputation as America’s most forgotten Garden of Eden estate. A place of fruit tree and swales abound in abundance. Transforming a conventional orchard into a fruit forest. From 2000-year-old food forests to an amazing, chaotic and largely self-sustaining allotment, we've seen plenty of examples of permaculture projects that aim to rethink the model of how we grow food.
Gardeners must unite to save Britain's wildlife, experts urge. From universities, journals, and other organizations Date: January 26, 2010 Source: University of Leeds Summary: Householders in the UK should be looking beyond their own garden fence to protect vulnerable British wildlife, according to scientists.
Permaculture Research Institute - Permaculture Forums, Courses, Information & News. How To Grow Vegetables Indoors Using Container Gardening? - Grow Vegetables Indoors Growing vegetables indoors in containers is now becoming popular especially among families looking for good alternatives to expensive organic vegetables in the market.
This method of indoor gardening, known as container gardening, is also creating a buzz among plant lovers with little space for outdoor gardening. Vegetable container gardening is a hit for those living in apartments, with no space at all for outdoor gardening. Many households find container gardening the most cost efficient of all methods to set up and grow their own vegetables. In addition, it is easy to grow vegetable plants using containers and the maintenance of these plants do not cost a fortune. Grow Vegetables in the Shade - Ten Vegetables You Can Grow Without Full Sun.
By Colleen Vanderlinden When most people picture a vegetable garden, they imagine a spot that bakes in the sun all day. For some vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, and squash, this is the ideal site. What if we want to grow vegetables, but don't have a site like this "ideal" one available? There are plenty of vegetables that will grow well without full sun. Those of us who have shade can grow vegetables, too. Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun.
Keep in mind that no vegetable will grow in full, dense shade. Native Plants and Natural Landscaping. “If we care about the Earth we could heal it by removing lawns, by finding alternatives to lawns. You can do wonderful things on your own property to protect the environment. Each little island, each corridor will help bring back the butterflies and birds.” — Lorrie Otto Many people are talking about native plants these days. Are you wondering what a native plant is? Audubon: Backyard. Dawn of a New Lawn There are plenty of things to do with your yard. 16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps. By Andy Whiteley Co-Founder of Wake Up World.