Fall Garden Maintenance: 6 Easy Steps & a Checklist

Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. The small commission we receive if you choose to purchase goes towards making this gardening education available for free! We do not affiliate for anything we do not personally use. Thanks so much for your support! There are several approaches to closing or maintaining a fall garden.    Ruth Stout’s words rank first …

How and When to Transplant Seedlings: 6 Easy Steps to Transplanting Success

Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. The small commission we receive if you choose to purchase goes towards making this gardening education available for free! We do not affiliate for anything we do not personally use. Thanks so much for your support! Have you been nurturing seedlings indoors and wondering when and how to transplant them?    This blog …

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DIY Seed Organizer: How to Organize Your Seeds

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How Saving Seeds Contributes to the Diversity in Your Garden

Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. The small commission we receive if you choose to purchase goes towards making this gardening education available for free! We do not affiliate for anything we do not personally use. Thanks so much for your support! Saving seeds ensures plant diversity.   In permaculture systems, we depend on plant diversity to create adequate …

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Lasagna Gardening 101

Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. The small commission we receive if you choose to purchase goes towards making this gardening education available for free! We do not affiliate for anything we do not personally use. Thanks so much for your support! Have you ever neglected a garden and found it overrun with weeds the next growing season? “So …

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Building Diversity in Your Garden

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Diversity pulls forth a natural sense of wonder and appreciation for life. Why is it essential to make our gardens diverse? Perhaps you had a bumper crop of tomatoes last year, and you predict that if you converted all your available garden space into growing tomatoes, you could potentially get hundreds of pounds of tomatoes. I hope in the next …

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Best Perennials to Plant in your Veggie Garden

Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. The small commission we receive if you choose to purchase goes towards making this gardening education available for free! We do not affiliate for anything we do not personally use. Thanks so much for your support! Permaculture has a lot to do with getting the maximum yield for minimum work. Permaculture is sometimes …

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Compost in Your Garden: Why You Need it & How to do it Right

“We don’t feed the soil. We feed the life in the soil.” There are three main reasons to compost:     For every good farmer, growing food can be summed up in one word: Soil. Composting converts lifeless dirt into what we call “black gold.” And it does so not merely by adding nutrients to the soil, but by enhancing and …

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Natural Cold Remedies: Plant-based alternatives

While natural cold remedies abound in herbalism circles, we find that very few of them are used in daily living. This article aims to demystify herbal remedies a bit.  And encourage that process of pouring yourself a cup of tea, to ease you and your family’s discomforts during the cold winter months. We’ve highlighted some videos of natural cold remedies …

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Indoor Gardening: Growing your house plants

Indoor gardening has always been an intriguing topic for us permaculture gardeners. Every time we did our plant sales or shows in suburban DC, we noticed that many people stopping by our booth would claim that they didn’t have any space to grow any plants. They were either living in a condo or apartment with or without a small balcony …