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10 Cheap Gardening Methods To Food Independence

10 Cheap Gardening Methods To Food Independence
Alex Pietrowski, Staff WriterWaking Times The issue of food quality and food independence is of critical importance these days, and people are recognizing just how easy and fun it is to grow your own food at home. When renegade gardener Ron Finley said, “growing your own food is like printing money,” he was remarking on the revolutionary nature of re-establishing control over your health and your pocket book as a means of subverting the exploitative and unhealthy food systems that encourage the over-consumption of processed and fast foods. Thanks to the internet, the availability of parts and materials, and good old-fashioned ingenuity, there is a wide range of in-home, and in-apartment, gardening systems that are easy to construct and maintain, and that can provide nutritious, organic, and low-cost food for you and your family. Aquaponics Read: Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together Vertical Gardening Simple Greenhouse Designs Composting

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5 grönsaker som styr min växtföljd För mig är växtföljden ett stöd. Den ger mig en grundstruktur. En ram. När den är satt fyller jag på med övrigt från min palett och målar vidare på min grönsakstavla. Jag ser att det dyker upp frågor om växtföljd lite här och var. Grow Your Own Truffles You don’t have to send cash to unfriendly foreign countries to enjoy black truffles anymore; this pungent and precious fungi is now being grown right here in good ole’ redneck North Carolina. WARNING! Despite the grandiose claims by Garland Truffles that it’s reasonable to make $25,000 per acre growing truffles, there are many well-documented failures. Our bottom line was that while there is a promise of $25k/acre yield, and daily hand-weeding and care for the years preceding the harvest can easily eat-up the profits . . . The State of North Carolina department of Agriculture did a $250,000 truffle grant in 2003 and the results for the foirst truffle harvest will be available in 2009. See my updated truffle notes here, and DO NOT pay for a visit to Garland Truffles (they charged me over $1,000 for my group) until you have checked the NC State data from their truffle grants.

Healthy News and Information by ARIANA MARISOL These 10 gardening methods will help you make the most of your space so that you can grow a large amount of food with the least amount of hassle. Tire Gardening This is a cheap and easy way to create a garden container. How To Grow Mushrooms The Process for growing mushrooms is pretty easy. But it does vary depending on the type of mushroom you are growing. With this tutorial I will show you a typical and easy way to grow Pearl Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus). You Will need: Some kind of bucket or container - Typically a 5 gallon plastic pail is used.

10 Weird Intensive Gardening Methods That Really Work There are so many different ways to garden that it would be hard to even list them all. We put together this grouping of ten different intensive gardening methods that make the most out of your gardening space, so that you can grow the most food possible with the least amount of hassle. Have you tried any of these methods? If so, leave a comment at the bottom and tell us about your results! Tire gardening Do you appreciate the rugged appeal of recycled tires in your garden?

Mushroom Garden Patches by Terri Marie Beauséjour Copyright 1999, all rights reserved. Have you ever considered growing mushrooms in your garden? A wide variety of fungi possess qualities of edibility and/or aesthetic beauty appropriate for both the flower and kitchen gardens, or even for general landscaping. Så får du nya odlingsbäddar utan att gräva! Det verkar drabba de flesta som ägnar sig åt odling av något slag; insikten om att ytan som står till förfogande är alldeles för liten. ”Om jag bara hade lite fler land skulle jag …” Känns det igen? Trots att jag har flera hundra kvad­ratmeter att odla på kan jag inte låta bli att drömma mig bort och längta efter den ståtliga tomatodlingen på friland, alla pumpakärnor jag skulle kunna framställa i en extra odlingsbädd bara för nakenfröpumpor, för att inte tala om längtan efter ett blommande hav av perenner. Då behövs yta.

4 Permaculture Principles Every Gardener Should Embrace I think of Permaculture as the practice of gardening smarter, not harder, and what gardener isn’t looking for that. I’m just beginning to learn the 12 principles of Permaculture and these four are the first ones I’m striving to incorporate and put them to work on the new homestead. Permaculture was developed in Australia and comes from the concept of “permanent agriculture.” It combines sustainable agriculture, landscape design and ecology to grow more food, in less time, and for less money. There are several things that I like about the concept of permaculture: It’s easy to begin implementing on a small scaleIt greatly improves your food productionYour soil will continue to be nourishedMost concepts require little maintenance once they are established.

10 Gardening Methods To Expand and Improve Your Garden Easily – by ARIANA MARISOL These 10 gardening methods will help you make the most of your space so that you can grow a large amount of food with the least amount of hassle. Tire Gardening Grow More Vegetables with these Seven Gardening Secrets Imagine harvesting nearly half a ton of tasty, beautiful, organically grown vegetables from a 15-by-20-foot plot, 100 pounds of tomatoes from just 100 square feet (a 4-by-25-foot bed), or 20 pounds of carrots from just 24 square feet. Yields like these are easier to achieve than you may think. The secret to superproductive gardening is taking the time now to plan strategies that will work for your garden. Here are seven high-yield strategies gleaned from gardeners who have learned to make the most of their garden space. 1. Build up your soil.

Synergistic Growing Some years ago, tired of the endless routines of digging, fertilizing and weeding (which I think is useless at the beginning of the season) I began to read about Natural Agriculture. Very different to the usual, scientific approach to agriculture, this reform was pioneered by Masanobu Fukuoka (The One Straw Revolution, and The Natural Way of Farming). Fukuoka proves that you can achieve good yields when leaving the soil undisturbed, active in its own dynamic and wild state. I began to understand about soil. Then I was left with lots of questions, the most persistent was: Could I improve these techniques in the UK’s temperate climate?