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How to: create a Planting Calendar, Allsun style

How to: create a Planting Calendar, Allsun style
I must say that while I’m finding this market garden experiment very exciting, it’s also rather daunting. What are we planting today? What are we planting next week? Where are we going? Who am i and where are my pants? Joyce Wilkie devised this garden card system firstly for her market garden at Allsun Farm, but happily she’s the kind of lady that likes to share. The Allsun Farm planting calendar system works in a simple but powerful way: Each month has a designated card. It’s disarmingly simple, and powerful too. Each month has three columns: Grow Seedlings (ie plant them into pots), Sow into Ground, and Pick. If you don’t know how to plant the crop in question, that bit of research should be done first. 12 months of planting and picking at Allsun Farm, all in your pocket September is busy! The cards are also great because you can jot down important notes on them (numbers of plants, unexpected frost date, etc) and cross things off as they get done. So what are you waiting for? Related:  GardeningCycles

Potatoes in a Woodrow Style Mandala Bed Permaculture Research Institute A technique for mounding potatoes in a mandala bed without importing soil, with the benefit of improving fertility and increasing organic matter. by Grahame Eddy I like to mound my potatoes by pushing soil up against the sides of the growing plants eventually creating quite a big mound. So, I came up with the idea of mounding from a small section of the bed and eventually building a compost heap in the resultant hole. The photo above shows how the potatoes are growing in an arch directly out from where one of the fruit trees grows. When the potatoes reach about this height I then start to dig the soil out from inside the curve and mound it up against both sides of the potato plants just leaving the tops protruding. In this next photo, above, you can see the initial mounding and the beginnings of a hole. Once the potatoes and the bed in general reaches maturity, the compost has rotted down. Regenerative Farm Forestry 2-day Course, with David Spicer at Eagles Deep Farm, Tatong,...

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Here are the strategies we used which enabled us to greatly increase our garden yield, while requiring less time and less work. 1. With ‘no-till’ gardening, weeding is largely eliminated. 2. Gardeners are always on the lookout for free sources of clean organic mulch to add to their garden.

Libre Assemblée Païenne Francophone - Paganisme (Page en chantier - Création au fil de l'eau) Il n'existe pas de calendrier standard, les célébration varient en fonction des traditions. Il y a des fêtes récurrentes, mais d'autres sont propre à une voie. Nous classerons ces célébration par catégories arbitraires. Nous n'avons cependant pas la prétention de considérer cette liste comme exhaustive, c'est loin d'en être le cas. En se basant sur le calendrier civil : Válablót / Blót à Váli, 14 février (Nordique, moderne) Il n'existe pas de trace montrant que cette fête soit traditionnelle, elle semble uniquement moderne. Váli est le fils d'Oðinn et de Rindr. De nombreuses personnes considèrent le jour des familles et veulent donner cette fête à l'origine de la Saint Valentin en inventant même un lien étymologique douteux Váli-Valentin. Le blót à Váli est une célébration moderne. L'Equinoxe de printemps / Alban Eiler / Jour de la Dame, 20 mars (Celtique, Latine, Nordique, Wiccane, ... généralisée) Il s'agit d'une des fêtes solaire. (Nordique)

When to Plant App When to Plant App The When to Plant app is available now for $1.99! Knowing the best times to start seeds, direct sow and transplant garden crops is key to growing a successful garden. Our When to Plant app — recommended in Wired magazine's App Guide as a Top Pick for gardening apps — gives you the best planting times for vegetables, herbs, fruit, cover crops and common companion planting flowers. By using your ZIP code and a database of almost 5,000 weather stations across North America, the When to Plant app locates average frost dates for your garden from the nearest station, and calculates the best range of planting dates for each crop. This app is a helpful tool for spring, summer and fall planting. The When to Plant app is available in the Apple App Store for $1.99 and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Here is a glimpse of the When to Plant app, plus more about what it can do: The app provides easy access to National Weather Service long-range forecast maps (U.S. only).

our.windowfarms.org | Home About the Urban Homestead project | Urban Homestead ® - Path to Freedom In the mid-1980s, our family set out to do the seemingly impossible: To create a new revolution in sustainable urban living. Finding ourselves owning a run-down circa 1917 craftsman-style house in the metropolis of Pasadena (the 7th largest city in Los Angeles County) and just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles with the intersection of 134 and 210 freeways 30 yards from our home, we shelved our dreams of idyllic country living and "five acres and independence" and decided to do what we could, with what we had -- RIGHT NOW. No one thought it was possible. Residents in our low income, mixed race neighborhood thought we were the "crazy white folks." We forged ahead, calling our project the Urban Homestead® model and with no small means of blood, sweat and tears, we worked to transform this ordinary 66' x 132' urban lot [LINK: Comparison Diagram of Property ] into a self-sufficient city homestead with an organic garden that now supplies us with food year-round.

Easy Organic Compost Compost is the best way to improve your soilIf you use compost you probably won’t need to use fertilizerCompost doesn’t harm beneficial organisms like earthworms (chemicals do)If you have a yard, you are already doing most of the work to make compostCompost is free, easy, and saves energyYou can start a compost pile any time you have material for it This compost pile is already 155 degrees F after only 3 days! A hot pile like this does a good job of killing weed seeds and disease organisms. How to do it Use your lawn mower to chop up leaves, and then go over them again and use the grass catcher to collect the chopped leaves. If you don’t want to chop up your leaves you certainly don’t have to, but you won’t have to empty the grass catcher nearly as often if you do, and your compost will have a much finer texture.Use your lawn mower/grass catcher to collect grass clippings.Combine 3 parts leaves with 1 part grass clippings in layers to build your compost pile.

Tous les contenus taggés avec gantt La version 3.6 de la plate-forme de développement collaboratif Codendi, éditée par XEROX et délivrée sous licence GPLv2, est sortie fin Juin. Développée à partir de la feuille de route qui avait été définie avec les clients, elle marque une évolution importante de la plate-forme puisqu’elle comprend une migration vers PHP5 et RedHat Enterprise Linux 5. Pour mieux organiser la gestion des plans de tests, la nouvelle version intègre le gestionnaire de tests Salomé TMF. Les tests, qui peuvent être manuels ou automatiques, sont organisés en campagnes et exécutés, avec différents jeux de données, sur des environnements différents. Codendi avance également dans le domaine de la collaboration en offrant un outil de messagerie instantanée. Côté gestion de projet, il est désormais possible de créer des graphiques à partir des outils de suivi de Codendi. NdM : sur les forges logicielles libres de manière générale, voir aussi Planetforge.org.

Garden calendar to keep your kitchen garden growing - vegetables and herbs to sow and plant right now Open field system Generic map of a medieval manor, showing strip farming, from William R. Shepherd, Historical Atlas, 1923 The open-field system was the prevalent agricultural system in much of Europe during the Middle Ages and lasted into the 20th century in parts of western Europe, Russia, Iran and Turkey.[1] Under the open-field system, each manor or village had two or three large fields, usually several hundred acres each, which were divided into many narrow strips of land. The strips or selions were cultivated by individuals or peasant families, often called tenants or serfs. The Lord of the Manor, his officials, and a Manorial court administered the manor and exercised jurisdiction over the peasantry. In medieval times, little land was owned outright. Description[edit] The method of ploughing the fields created a distinctive ridge and furrow pattern in open-field agriculture. The tenants on the manor did not have equal holdings of land. Crops and production[edit] A four-ox-team plough, circa 1330.

Permaculture Principles Growing Your Own Garlic - Planting Growing Harvesting and Storing Garlic ... - StumbleUpon As far as I'm concerned, garlic gets the blue ribbon for growing your own. It's absurdly easy to plant and care for; it tastes great; it looks beautiful and it takes up so little ground that even those with very small gardens can raise enough to be self-sufficient in garlic for a good part of the year. All you have to do is choose the right varieties; plant at the right time, in the right soil; then harvest when just right and store correctly. 1. Choosing Types of Garlic If you look in a specialist catalog like the one at Gourmet Garlic Gardens, you'll find dozens of varieties of garlic listed. You see where this is going – and you can see a lot more types of garlic on either of those websites, but for general purposes the most important difference is the one between softneck and hardneck. Softnecks are so called because the whole green plant dies down to pliancy, leaving nothing but the bulb and flexible stems that are easy to braid. Gardeners in most of the U.S. can try some of both. 2.

Réseau PERT Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La méthode PERT (Program ou Project Evaluation and Review Technique), est une méthode conventionnelle utilisable en gestion de projet, développée par la marine américaine dans les années 1950. Elle est censée être capable de représenter et d'analyser de manière logique les tâches et le réseau des tâches à réaliser dans un projet. Le terme PERT est l'acronyme de program (ou project) evaluation and review technique, ce qui signifie « technique d'évaluation et d'examen de programmes » ou « de projets », ou encore « Technique d’élaboration et de mise à jour de programme » ; c'est également un jeu de mots avec l'adjectif anglais « pert », signifiant « malicieux », « mutin ». Dans le vocabulaire de tous les jours, un projet désigne une action future. On utilise un graphe de dépendances. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Un petit exemple appétissant : la dégustation du gâteau meringué[modifier | modifier le code] Les questions fusent : Remarques :

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