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Permaculture Design for Wild Meadows Farm. Deep Green Permaculture. Deep Green Permaculture. Deep Green Permaculture The Sustainable Organic Gardening Guide for Self-Sufficient People Skip to content DIY Instructions This section of the site is where you find all the interesting DIY (do it yourself) step by step instructions for your sustainable garden.

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If you have any requests, please contact me, and I will write them up and post them here. Also, if you have any instructions for permaculture/organic gardening/ sustainable gardening projects or ideas you would like to contribute, please send them to me at: Bokashi Composting – How to process waste that can’t go in your compost or worm farm. Are you into recycling but are still throwing away some food scraps because you can’t put them in your compost bin or worm farm?

Bokashi Composting – How to process waste that can’t go in your compost or worm farm

Large amounts of citrus and onions, or any food that contains fish and meat should not be put in your worm farms. Likewise, your compost bin is not meant to be used for dairy products and baked products such as cakes, bread, pasta, as these will attract pests such as rats and mice. Even worse are food scraps such as meat, fish, bones, grease and fat, as these can end up smelling rather unpleasant as well as attracting unwelcome pests! 5 Steps to Planting Fruit Trees. Tephrosia - Wikipedia. This article is about the plant genus.

Tephrosia - Wikipedia

For the moth genus, see Ectropis. Tephrosia is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. The generic name is derived from the Greek word τεφρος (tephros), meaning "ash-colored," referring to the greyish tint given to the leaves by their dense trichomes.[2] Hoarypea is a common name for plants in this genus.[3] 10 Reasons to Grow Lavender. How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms. March 22nd, 2009 13Email 35 users recommend With a little care, you can count on an abundant harvest of meaty shiitakes.

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

John Bray. Image Gallery – Organic Edible Gardens LLC — Revolutionlandscape. The 3 Big Do-Nots of DIY Fruit Tree Pruning.


How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms. Find Your Logs You can use logs or branches from freshly cut, living hardwood trees (white, red, or pin oak, sugar maple, or ironwood).

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

Southern Oregon Permaculture Institute 501(C3) ABS - Temperate Bamboos. Susanne Lucas, Horticulturist, ABS President It could be said that bamboo is the most mysterious plant in the world.

ABS - Temperate Bamboos

Bamboo in Permaculture Design. PIJ # 55, 1995 page 24 – 26 Author’s Note: I am a firmly rooted (if transplanted) north-westerner (USA) and this article reflects my years of experience with mostly hardy running bamboos and a few genera of hardy clumping bamboos.

Bamboo in Permaculture Design

My experience with bamboos in other climates is limited, but I feel this information is still useful to readers form different regions. People tell me bamboo “takes over” and can pierce and destroy pavement, foundations, and ultimately, Western civilization. GrowCamp Extension Module for 4' x 4' x 12" with 3' High Frame. Details The GrowCamp Extension Module allows you to add another 4' x 4' section to the 4' x 4' x 12" GrowCamp with 3' High Frame.

GrowCamp Extension Module for 4' x 4' x 12" with 3' High Frame

Add this two-sided extension module to your GrowCamp to extend it's length by an additional 4 feet, for a total length of 8 feet. You simply unclip the end of your GrowCamp, attach the extension, and snap the end panel back in. Note: This extension module is for use with the 4' x 4' x 12" GrowCamp with 3' High Frame, and cannot be used alone. GrowCamp Extension Features: The Dirt I Occupy: The Amazing Straw Bale Garden. The way straw bale gardening works is that the straw composts at a fairly quick rate and in doing so the composting straw provides the necessary nutrients for the plants concurrently as the plants reach maturity and begin to go into production.

The Dirt I Occupy: The Amazing Straw Bale Garden

Even though the straw bales will start to compost without any human intervention, for the purpose of starting a new garden, it is practical to help the process get a jump start. Nitrogen is a key ingredient for composting materials. The most accessible, organic, and free source of water-soluble plant nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium is in the urea from human urine. Adding a healthy donor’s urea topped with compost (carbon) and keeping the straw bales moist for at least 10 days is the basic method to activate the straw bales to compost. I never found an exact formula for the amount of urine per bale. How to Make a Straw Bale Raised Bed - Bonnie Plants. You can create a quick, easy raised bed using straw bales. The ideas is simple: You form a bed frame with the bales, then fill the space inside with a mixture of premium quality potting soil and compost. How to Condition and Plant a Straw Bale Garden - Bonnie Plants. When it comes to thrifty, versatile ways to garden, it’s hard to beat a straw bale garden.

It’s inexpensive (usually well under $10), you can put it wherever you want, and it’ll eventually turn into compost – so what is your garden this year can feed your garden next year. How’s that for recycling? 20 Must Save Gardening Tips - DIY Crafty Projects. These are 20 clever must save gardening tips & hacks to use in the garden. How to Grow Superb Summer Squash Diapers Retain Moisture Keep Plants Watered for Days with Nothing But Paper Towels. How to Build a Trellis for Blackberries and Raspberries. Disclaimer: This gardening post is written from the perspective of the hardy zone of 7b-8a.

Our home sits on a nice rectangular one acre spread but someone before us put in a white fence in the middle of our backyard. We have been told by neighbors a wife demanded her husband to install the fence because he kept collecting junk cars, which he stored in there and she wanted some sort of backyard. If you look in the picture above, our acre stretches all the way to those three large oaks. Well, I didn’t mind the fence but it was starting to fall apart and either needed to be repaired or upcycled into something else. Since the posts were in excellence shape (probably pressure treated) I decided to make a large blackberry trellis. Yards and curb appeal. 9 Crops to Grow for Food Storage.

I began growing my own food with a small, weed filled garden that came with the home I purchased. The first year, I grew a few herbs and some vegetables for fresh eating during the summer. The following year, I thought it would be fun to learn how to can and planted extras to preserve tomato sauce, salsa, carrots, and string beans. I remember organizing the jars on shelves in the basement, taking a step back, and feeling such a sense of pride. I felt so gratified and accomplished that I grew and preserved my own chemical free food to enjoy through the winter. I wondered what else I could grow to get us through until the garden produced again. The subsequent years involved expanding the garden and improving the soil so I could grow and preserve even more.

These are the top keeper crops that I grow each year for winter food storage in my Maine Zone 5 garden: 9 Crops to Grow for Food Storage Onions/Shallots In northern climates, onions are planted in early spring. Garlic. Planning Your Vegetable Garden: Mapping the Garden Beds. 7 Tips to Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter. Garlic Harvest. Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Garlic. Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Garlic. How to Grow Melons in Straw Bales.