There are a lot of people talking about using mulch in gardens these days. People like Ruth Stout and her book No-Work Garden Book: Secrets of the Famous Year-Round Mulch Method and the Back To Eden Gardening Film have brought a lot of recognition to this method of gardening. Here Is what you need to know about using mulch in the garden.
A Saturday mix of things I want to share or found interesting through the week. This could be anything from anywhere, you never know what you’ll see.
Why would you go through all the trouble of building raised beds instead of just planting your garden directly in the ground? What are the benefits of raised beds? Here are 9 benefits to gardening in raised beds.
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 95 – June 29, 2018 – 5 Great Ways To Use Coffee Grounds On The Homestead.
Coffee grounds in compost.
How to balance a hot compost pile.
Using coffee grounds in vermicomposting.
Other ways to use coffee grounds on the homestead.
Where to use unused coffee.
Where to get more coffee grounds.
A few years ago when I started homesteading I had no idea what permaculture was, I was simply growing a few vegetables in some raised beds, planting a couple fruit trees and raising a few rabbits. Then permaculture came into my life and it changed everything about the way I was homesteading.
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 94 – June 25, 2018 – The Good, Bad and Ugly About Growing Bamboo.
The benefits of bamboo. Construction material, privacy screens, culinary, medicinal.
The problems with growing bamboo.
Different types of bamboo. Over 1500 varieties. Running and Clumping.
Who might want to grow it. Those who have space and a purpose.
Who definitely wants to avoid growing it.
Something most homesteaders will have to face sometime and maybe even have to be in constant battle with is blight. It wreaks havoc on our tomato and potato plants and causes us huge losses in harvest. In this live chat I will discuss a few preventive methods as well as some treatments.