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.
There are three main ways you can improve the soil in a garden bed, You can use organic mulches to cover the bed, work in soil amendments or you can grow cover crops. All of these methods work well and each have their advantages but cover cropping garden beds seems to be the one people consider the least because they know the least about it. So let’s dive in and take a look at this great method for improving your soil.
Purslane can be both a friend and a foe in the garden depending on how you use it and manage it in the garden. In order to get the most from our gardens it is not only important to understand the vegetables we are growing but to know all we can about the weeds that pop up as well and purslane is one such common weed you are likely to see.
Integration Rather Than Segregation is recognized as the eight permaculture design principle and in this article we will look at how integration rather than segregation can be applied to benefit your homestead by adding efficiency and productivity.
A Saturday mix of things I want to share or found interesting throughout the week. This could be anything from anywhere, you never know what you’ll see.
In this podcast episode I answer a question about what podcasts I am currently listening to and my thoughts on Jack Spirko and his podcast called The Survival Podcast.
Possibilities In Urban Homesteading –
Folks have been asking for a complete tour of our Urban Homestead for a while now so I thought it was about time I did that.