Category Archives: Soil fertility and yield

Trees – the beneficial giants and their value as living resource as well as wood.

A big birch tree split in the edge of our back property forest. A huge section came off and hung up in a neighboring tree, leaving the top of the poor tree split and dying. We arranged to have it … Continue reading

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Sky Water 6-10-2020

Water, a natural resource: If you want to catch rainwater for your plants, and don’t have a rain barrel set up, you can gather rain water very easily. You can purchase a stack of big aluminum roasting pans at the … Continue reading

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How To Use Fresh Manure – Chicken, Horse, Cow or Pig 4-10-2020

This blog posting is of a subject only dear to the hearts of true gardeners and farmers. If you are offended by the subject of manure, be reminded that without nature’s way of using everything to sustain life, we’d be … Continue reading

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Are You a Seed Romantic? 2-7-2020

Ever since I was 3 years old, when my pioneer stock mom gave me my first 3’x3’ bed of my very own to plant, I’ve been in love with seeds. She helped me prepare the soil (love dirty hands), pick … Continue reading

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Christmas this year (2019) 12-14-19

It has been a very unusual year for me and the garden. In the garden we’ve had to struggle against constant big changes in the weather making the production varied and unpredictable. We had great production of winter squash but … Continue reading

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Winter Growing and Seed Sources 11-13-19

We got hit by a 22 degree freeze last night. Three weeks ago it was 97 degrees. We watched the weather and had a couple of light frosts but this was the change from fall to winter around here. So, … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with Seed Catalogues 10-28-2019

When I was a kid my favorite place to go with my quarter, given to me by my mom to buy something fun, was the 5 &10 Store. They don’t exist anymore – this was in the 50’s. For that … Continue reading

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Increasing Yield 9-4-19

In Permaculture* Design, we are always working to increase yield in our land while always increasing fertility and restoring top soil. In modern agriculture, yield is more of a statistic than a measure of viability of the land. The USDA … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Mulching 9-2-19

Mulch – what a funny word for such a wonderful happy garden maker. Mulching is one technique I have used for many years. I see these perfect gardens with open rich black earth and green plants beautifully profiled there, and … Continue reading

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