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Cover Crops for Herb Gardens | Old Ways Herbal…

Cover Crops for Herb Gardens | Old Ways Herbal, Juliette Abigail Carr

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Time to Cover Crop!

Sowing OatsSept 1–I know it’s still hot outside, but believe it or not, fall is right around the corner, and that means cover cropping!  It’s important to plant early enough that plants have time to get established before winter.

Cover crops have tons of benefits in the garden.  A cover crop can create microclimate, protect tender hard-to-grow crops as a “nurse…

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Lasagna Gardening – My Plenty Food Project

Lasagna Gardening – My Plenty Food Project

Since I took the decision right from the start to concentrate on no-dig raised beds I have struggled to find (affordable for me!) sources of growing medium.  Each of my pallet-collar raised beds is 1.2m x 1m and to get a depth of even 20 cm (8″) requires 240 litres. So even using the cheapest bagged compost I’ve found – Care Compost made from Birmingham’s Green waste by Jack Moody of…

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Abundant Living | bloominginrogers

Last Friday evening  I was sitting here in my kitchen amazed. I had apple slices drying in the dehydrator, apple chunks simmering on the stove turning into apple sauce,  and a bowl of whole apples on the counter washed and ready to eat or be turned into pies. The tomatoes we picked before the frost were ripening on my window sill turning from green into red-orange and burgundy. I also had some…

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Lost Gardens of Heligan IV: seaweed – The Potw…

Lost Gardens of Heligan IV: seaweed – The Potwell Inn

OK so this is going to be the last Heligan posting, but we were intrigued to see (and to smell) some tons of raw seaweed being used as a mulch – as the photo shows – on the asparagus beds, but on the allium beds as well.

Composting – The Part-time Gardener

Composting – The Part-time Gardener

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Composting is an activity that is critical to the organic garden.

It is also important to reducing waste in landfill and minimising your carbon footprint. Composting green and kitchen waste creates a closed loop system for your household waste.

When kitchen scraps and green wastes are thrown in a bin and sent to landfill, they don’t break down into compost. Landfill is an anaerobic…

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Bees go silent during total solar eclipse – Th…

Bees go silent during total solar eclipse – The Bee Report

Acoustic monitoring stations listen for the buzzing of bees – or the lack thereof – as the August 2017 solar eclipse passed over North America.

I love this permaculture off-grid lady – Theo …

I love this permaculture off-grid lady – Theo and Mira

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Source: I love this permaculture off-grid lady – Theo and Mira

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Departing with Stuff – Petit Paradis

Departing with Stuff – Petit Paradis

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cornbed 2018

This post is as a result of being reminded of a previous post of mine. Much More Mulch posted recently regarding my post Take What the Day Gives that I did some time ago. In fact, I vividly remember writing it and was absolutely amazed to discover that it was written back in May. It seemed like only a short time ago, not six months!

Time is moving on. In some ways there…

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Sunshine and her Babies – The Nourishing Heart…

Sunshine and her Babies – The Nourishing Hearthfire

A goat birth story I wandered through the forest to check on her. It had been 5 months and a week or two since she had been introduced to the billy goat at her old home.

Nature Deficits Disorder | #1 Disease of Our T…

Nature Deficits Disorder | #1 Disease of Our Time – Permie Flix

Source: Nature Deficits Disorder | #1 Disease of Our Time – Permie Flix

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