A few years ago we purchased a small 6×8 greenhouse for our urban homestead to increase our food production. We didn’t want the space it was taking up to be wasted at certain times of the year so we figured out that the greenhouse needs to go through 3 transitions a year to make the most of it.
If you’re like me you like to make use of as many places as possible in your yard to grow food but what do you do when you have a shady spot where plants won’t grow? Why not grow some mushrooms!
What is commonly referred to as the tenth Permaculture design principle is “Edge Effect” which is the use of edge and natural patterns for best effect. Use of this principle can increase productivity, efficiency and diversity throughout your homestead, especially when used in small scale spaces.
Chickens love bugs. If you ever let your chickens free range, you have probably seen them pecking around for tasty snacks around your yard. You can easily ensure your chickens have a steady supply of bugs by raising black soldier fly larvae.
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.
Here are some ideas to keep your chicken coop smelling clean – no matter what time of year it may be, or how many chickens you might have.
Finally I found one that works! If you want an accurate measurement of your soil PH, and the NPK levels without sending in multiple samples to a lab then you will want to get the LaMotte garden soil test kit.