Category: Inspiration

Raised Garden Bed Plans

When you have decided that you want your own raised beds, you need to figure out how to build them. There are a lot of ways to do this and this post will try to give you some ideas by showing some of the very different ways people have raised their beds up above ground

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10 Herbs and Spices for Your Kitchen Garden

Need ideas for spicing up your food this year? These are 10 popular herbs and spices you can grow yourself: 1. Chives Photo by Misserion. 2. Coriander Photo by Joi. 3. Cumin Photo by Gusjer. 4. Dill Photo by Saucy Salad. 5. Marjoram Photo by Sandy Austin. 6. Oregano Photo by Joi. 7. Parsley Photo

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Category: Inspiration

Category: Inspiration

Arion lusitanicus… We meet again

So you like onions huh? Well me too. In the YouTube video I showed you in a recent post Scott McGuire talks about the use of the word pest. He deals with pests by growing more produce and accepts the loss cause by so called pests. No doubt that when we experience some kind of

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An Experiment in Back Yard Sustainability

Here’s an interesting video from YouTube about back yard sustainability. Janaia Donaldson is interviewing Scott McGuire from Oregon about the project he’s running in the backyard of his rented property. The picture is lagging but that’s worst in the first 10 minutes when they talk face to face. After that they take a tour in

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Category: Inspiration

Category: Inspiration

Garden Layout

Okay, I’ll admit that it looks nice with the sharp edge between the raised beds and the lawn. It’s soft on the knees when you sow or weed, but I’m beginning to realize that there are some rather annoying disadvantages by alternating between lawn and beds like this. First, this is what always happens near

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Category: Inspiration

Top 50 Food Growing People

This is my highly subjective list of people who I think have contributed the most to the “grow your own food” community. If you know of someone I’ve missed please leave a comment below the list: Jules Dervaes * Founded the “Dervaes Institute” in 2006 * Creator of the public urban homestead model “Path to

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Make Your Own Sea Buckthorn Juice

The picture above shows a field of Sea Buckthorn shrubs (Hippophae L.) growing near the west coast of Denmark. If you look closely you’ll be able to see patches of yellow berries. Sea buckthorn is special because it tolerates the salty and dry climate around here. The shrubs need full sun and can be up

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