That’s exactly what organic farmers have been doing. They’ve been taking age old ideas and just doing them much better. Making better compost, setting up better crop rotations, figuring out different ways in which there is a symbiosis between different parts of the biology on a farm. — Eliot Coleman
It seemed to take forever for my potatoes to start flowering this year but it was worth waiting for. The potato flowers are actually quite pretty: I would like to save some potato seeds for next year so it was disappointing to see that the potato flowers had some kind of weakness, which causes almost
This guy always inspires me to take my food growing adventures to the next level; Jules Dervaes. 2.7 tonnes (6,000 pounds) of organic produce a year Home is on a 800 square meters (1/5 acre) piece of land Garden is 400 square meters (1/10 acre) Front yard is 95% edible Energy consumption is only 6.5
Okay, here we go again: Another dried-up self-watering box. I have seen this before but apparently I haven’t learn the lesson yet. You need to place your self-watering boxes on something solid if you want to be sure that nothing grows through the bottom, perforating the box and destroying its ability to contain water. It
To make the roof trusses you need a framing square according to the chicken coop plan, which I didn’t have, so I decided to make my own. I already bought different tools in order to build this coop, but this time I wanted to find a cheaper solution. I made a framing square from cardboard
The chicken nesting box in the back of the chicken coop has been put together and placed inside the coop frame: There are two nesting compartments that can be accessed by a door on the backside of the coop: This is the front of the nesting box: On top of the nesting box there will
Hollie Gavin from holliescards.co.uk sent me this cool sign for my garden: Check out her website if you want to know more about her work.
It seems that there is no way around using toe-nailing unless you want to use a crazy amount of metal angles to build this chicken coop according to plan. Well, I did a bit of practicing and it’s not that hard after all, and it locks the wood together very tightly. Use a 45 deg.
Last year my strawberries were protected by a chicken wire mesh but as I’m scaling up my garden in size it’s not practical to use that kind of protection against birds. The best thing would probably be a large plastic netting that could easily be spread out over the strawberries and easily be removed again.
In Building a Chicken Coop – Part 7 I began assembling the chicken coop frame and now it’s time to mount the frame on the base: Each leg of the frame is secured by a metal angle with two screws, one of them going down into the pressure-treated base leg: The chicken coop plan suggest