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.
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.
Growing a garden in raised beds has many benefits but can sometimes be a little costly depending on what you build them out of. I’m all about being frugal and using what I have or what I can get cheap or free for my homestead projects, and pallets seem to be one of those things that just seem to be easy to get for free.
On today’s podcast episode I will be giving my thoughts on some questions from you, the listeners. I will be answering questions today on getting started raising pigs on a small scale, setting up raised bed gardens with a focus on the soil and what makes a person a homesteader.
If you’re limited on gardening space or maybe want to block out some neighbors and get a little privacy in your backyard then building some planter boxes with trellises may be the way to go. These great additions to the garden are easy to build, inexpensive and can provide you with a lot of food for years to come.
Frugal Homesteading As i’ve been getting the gardens ready and building some projects around the homestead this Spring I have had to pay special attention to the budget. Sometimes my desires to expand things around here exceed the limitations of my wallet. So what is a guy to do who wants to keep working to […]
In this post I thought I would share with you a few ideas from videos and pictures I found from around the web about how to build raised vegetable garden beds using natural materials such as the soil itself, rocks and logs. This can be a great way to build raised beds if you’re on a budget or just wanting to incorporate a more natural looking design into your property, these designs fit especially well into a permaculture design.