In recent years, permaculture has influenced thousands of people to begin to search for more sustainable ways to live in harmony and community with the natural world and the community of people around them. More than just a simple collection of organic farming tools and methods, the permaculture movement rests on three main ethics that […]
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The climate you live in largely determines what you can grow and when you can grow it. Most of us have heard of the United States Department of Agriculture climate zones. Those numbers that come on the packets of every seed packet serve to remind us we’ll be hard-pressed to grow peaches in Michigan or […]
What do you do with those large limbs and logs that fall from the trees around your home after a windstorm? Unless you heat your home with wood, chances are you either call a tree service to cut them up and take them away or line them up on the curb for the garbage truck […]
Every organic gardener knows their next crop is only as good as the ground it grows in. Keeping the soil healthy is of utmost importance for setting up a biologically sound system that can produce top quality produce for you to enjoy. For this reason, avid gardeners treat their compost piles like gold, well aware […]
If you want to try your hand at gardening but don’t have the outdoor space to commit to a real garden, a smart solution is to grow some micro-greens. Once you get a crop going, you’ll be amazed at the multitude of uses you can find for this tasty, versatile garden plant.
What are Microgreens […]
Although many states in the USA are blessed with appropriate weather conditions and ample sunshine, recent cannabis regulations mandate that cannabis growers are required to grow indoors to avoid growing in the public eye. A majority of the states across the USA have legalized the use of medical marijuana and legal commercial grow operations are […]
It is a bright sunny day outside, and you’re enjoying an early Saturday morning in the garden, throwing compost around your flowers and pulling up the weeds growing in your asparagus bed. Just as you dig your hands into the fertile dark soil around a tomato plant, you suddenly feel a stinging sensation that quickly […]
If you are an avid gardener or even if you only have a few potted flowers around your home, chances are that you have seen your plants go through “feelings.” When you’ve put off watering them for a day too long, you might say that your plant looks “sad.” After adding a good deal of […]
What exactly is a weed?
Great thinkers have argued over a proper definition for centuries. Ralph Waldo Emerson provided a redemptive perspective on the scourge of gardeners by calling them “a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered”, while Doug Larson took the more pragmatic approach- that they are “a plant that has mastered […]
Where do we stand without soil? Everything begins and ends with the soil.
‘Topsoil’ is the upper couple inches of soil that covers large areas of the arable parts of the surface of our Earth. It is formed by the slow but steady decomposition of organic material by a host of microscopic organisms.
Unfortunately, close […]