Attracting Hummingbirds One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. In addition to providing them a natural diet, a hummer garden is an excellent way to attract birds to your nearby feeder: since hummingbirds feed by sight on regularly-followed routes - called traplining - their inquisitive nature will quickly lead them to investigate any possible new source of food. A hummer garden is also a great way to capture the birds on film or video, and makes a much nicer backdrop for your photos than the typical plastic feeder. If you plan carefully and select a variety of plants that flower at successively later dates, you will be rewarded with happy hummers throughout the season. Using pesticides around hummingbird plants is a very bad idea. Killing garden pests will also eliminate the small insects hummingbirds rely upon for protein.
Seeding Square: Garden by Color and Number Have raised enough to donate 40 Seeding Squares to elementary schools! Thank you backers! Thank you everyone! The Essence Of Permaculture Gardening By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Permaculture gardens use techniques and practices that combine the best of wildlife gardening, edible landscaping, and native-plant cultivation into one low-maintenance, self-contained and productive ecosystem. Let’s learn more about the essence of permaculture gardening.
Have you got the bottle! ok bottling time! i used the old fashioned siphoning technique of put the bucket high with a tube in. suck the tube till the liquids nearly out then put the end into the bottle. this may seem slightly counterproductive after all the sterilising you did but on the plus side u may be lucky and get a lil taste he he. now me and my bro could only find ten 500ml bottles untill we cleaned out the store.... massive preserving jar to the rescue! box em up and put them back in the cool dry place. like i said i have heard stories of bottles exploding so best to put em in a box somewhere where out of the way that you wont mind cleaning up. Not by your bed, not by your pets bed , not on top of the ÃÂ£5000 LCD TV etc.
The Curated Eight: DIY Herb Gardens - Inspired by CharmInspired by Charm Okay. Seriously. Mother Nature, I am completely ready for spring. Love, Michael Permaculture: Ten steps to an Organic no-dig Garden Organic permaculture takes the closed loop one step further to include insects - both pest and predator. When pesticides are used against insect pests, both pest and predator are eliminated. As most insect pests breed much faster than predators in the food chain, the pests will return quicker than the predators, eventually causing havoc which will result in further applications of pesticides being necessary. The need for continual pesticide application causes the evolution of pests which are immune to pesticides and stronger and stronger applications become necessary. paula white « I'm Speaking Truth… Every year between January and Easter, pulpit pimps begin to lick their chops as they look forward to flogging the sheep into giving to their absolute favorite pyramid scheme of the year – the “First Fruit offering.” Unlike the tithe scam (where the pimp puts a gun to the back of your head every Sunday and Wednesday by threatening holy wrath upon you and your descendants for “robbing God”), the “First Fruit” scam is a 1 day cash windfall for the pimps. Before I go any further, I invite you to watch two brief videos (courtesy of spirituallysound) featuring “Pretty” Paula White – the original Florida Gator – pimping with wreckless abandon.
How to Build a French Drain Water management is an important aspect in the design of a sustainable garden, for without water nothing grows, as I’ve said before, it’s virtually the very essence of life itself! In Permaculture, designing a garden to make optimum use of water is critical, especially in a country like Australia, the driest continent in the world, where there is a shortage of water more often than not. French drains are one of the many tools utilised in Permaculture to best manage water. Before going into the details of the construction of French drains, it’s best to understand the very element we’re dealing with – water! The Permaculture Perspective on Water
Make Your Own Medicine: Homemade Cough Drops - Heal Coughing spells can attack us when we least expect it. So if you don’t like the taste of store-bought cough drops, the bright color they leave your tongue and the extra additives found in most—or maybe you are just looking for a way to save money—try making your own homemade cough drops. With a few common household items and one standout herbal healer, it’s easy to get started. • Try This Recipe for Horehound Cough Drops
Family-Scale Permaculture Gardening, by Tod P I started trying to grow my own food, on a small scale, about 10 years ago. Only this year, did I really begin to see the possibility of growing most of what we need to feed our family. I have learned to garden through a combination of books, experimentation and tips from others. I would like to share some of my education and sources so that others can ramp up to self-sufficiency faster than the time it took me. Permaculture. Previous SurvivalBlog contributors have mentioned the term "permaculture".
10 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Butter You should eat more butter. If you are already aware that butter is a “superfood” then perhaps you already eat a lot. If you are curious as to why you should eat more butter then continue reading. At the end, I ask you to tell me why everyone should eat more butter. Grass-fed is best. 40 Inspiring DIY Herb Gardens If you love to cook you most likely can’t live without fresh herbs. You can buy them when you need them but it would be much better if you will always have them in pots near by. This way it’s much easier to mix them in small doses and add in all meals you’re cooking. Of course to have them on your kitchen or right outside your kitchen door you need to organize a thoughtful herb garden that also looks great.
Growing Apple Trees In The Home Garden Growing apple trees in the home garden can be fun and rewarding. Several factors are important to consider before planting for successful apple production. Apple variety and rootstock, site selection, proper planting, training and pruning, adequate fertility, and pest control all contribute to healthy and productive trees. A brief discussion of these considerations follows. Rootstocks and Tree Spacing - All apple trees sold commercially consist of two parts that are grafted together to form the tree. The "scion" is the top portion that branches and bears fruit and is grafted onto a "rootstock".