Victory Garden

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My grandfather passed on a love for things that grow from the earth, and lucky me, he passed on skill, too! Grow your own veg, herbs, and fruit as much as you can. It's good for the soul.

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40+ Edible Flowers (and How to Use Them)

You don't often think of grandma's flower garden as a good place to harvest your lunch, but there are a surprising number of tasty edibles growing in most perennial flower beds. Beyond edible flowers, many

Mid July Garden

The woman paints and writes while the man goes on his solitary rounds in the garden. We are each busy is our tiny fiefdoms; after I show you my latest journal pages I'll show you the garden. This is a summer unlike any before it. I can feel the great wheel of change turning and all my old solutions falling away. The problem is what next. The answer is unknown. Certainly I will teach again starting this fall but not as often and to smaller classes. I have missed teaching this week. I am ready…

DIY Veggie Washing Station

A veggie washing station will definitely make harvest season a whole lot easier. If you’re growing vegetables in your backyard, harvest season is always an exciting time. You’re literally seeing the fruits of your labor. The harvest in itself isn’t easy. Depending on the type of vegetable and ho ...

Dollar Store Garden Hacks - CREATIVE CAIN CABIN

DON'T OVERLOOK FINDING GARDEN ITEMS AT THE DOLLAR STORE. BELOW ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE DOLLAR STORE GARDEN HACKS THAT WORK!

How to Grow a Medicinal Tea Garden (Plus over 40 Plants!) | Modern Frontierswoman

There is nothing like a hot cup of tea to cure what ails you! Herb gardens are an incredible resource for making herbal tea and medicines at home. Buying bulk herbs can be quite expensive, whereas garden plants and seeds are a one time purchase that will keep producing for years to come.

Protect your plants from strong sun and heat

A step-by-step guide for making shade cover fitted for a garden bed. Made with bamboo poles and shade cloth

Food Forests & Plant Guilds in Permaculture Design | Family Food Garden

Plant guilds are an important aspect of permaculture design. Food forest garden design examples, plant guild examples & the 7 layer food forest

How to Save and Store Your Heirloom Garden Seed

How to save and store heirloom garden seed, especially bean seed is extremely easy. If you've read anything on my website, you know I'm a huge believer in heirloom gardening. Just one of the many

How To Grow Zucchini (Courgette) And Enjoy It All Summer Long

Find out how to grow zucchini for a prolific harvest. Learn how to grow it vertically, in pots, and how to avoid pests. Then enjoy it all summer long.

Seasonal Foraging Poster | Herbal Academy

Suitable for any year, and any season, this gorgeous 20 x 20" seasonal foraging poster serves as a handy reference of common wild plants to forage throughout the year. Beautifully illustrated plant allies encircle plant names (and parts!) that can be harvested in each corresponding season. Each seasonal quadrant also includes additional information about corresponding seasonal energetics, including the three doshas of Ayurveda and the Five Elements of Chinese medicine, as well as the equinox…

BEYOND COMPANION PLANTING –‘Guild Building’ a Forest Garden

In one of our recent articles I wrote about companion planting and the specific plants my husband and I have grown successfully together -or not- when growing our seasonal food crops. This time I’d like to write about the function and use of plants grown in polyculture and how each plant species has inherent characteristics that benefit an entire plant community or plant guild (polyculture is growing many different types of plants together -as compared to monoculture). SYNERGY Similar to…

How Much to Plant Per Person in the Garden • The Prairie Homestead

I’m about to say something very controversial. Sacrilegious, even. Well, at least in homestead circles. Like always, a part of me is stoked for spring. STOKED, I tell you. The seedlings are growing in the basement, and I walk through the dormant garden about once every 3 days dreaming and planning. But a part of […]

TARA DILLARD: Reactive vs. Proactive Gardening

Reactive vs. Proactive Gardening

In the macro, gardening is reactive. Perhaps the genesis, in USA, is the bit of landscaping installed at new homes. A lawn, and bushes, with a tree. Lots of lawn to cut, bushes chosen typically grow 2 stories tall yet are sited at the home's foundation, serious pruning needed yearly once grown, and hopefully the tree wasn't sited where it will crack the drive or walkway. . Reactive landscapes. . Studying historic landscape across Europe for decades it only took the 1st tour to understand how…

Piecing Together a Guild of Your Own - The Permaculture Research Institute

Photo: Panorama (Courtesy of hardworkinghippy) In the scheme of permaculture food production, harnessing the most out of nature whilst using its own attributes, creating plant guilds ranks pretty high

TARA DILLARD: Reactive vs. Proactive Gardening

Reactive vs. Proactive Gardening

In the macro, gardening is reactive. Perhaps the genesis, in USA, is the bit of landscaping installed at new homes. A lawn, and bushes, with a tree. Lots of lawn to cut, bushes chosen typically grow 2 stories tall yet are sited at the home's foundation, serious pruning needed yearly once grown, and hopefully the tree wasn't sited where it will crack the drive or walkway. . Reactive landscapes. . Studying historic landscape across Europe for decades it only took the 1st tour to understand how…