Raised garden beds come in all shapes and sizes. You can build a box that is about 4 or 5 feet wide, and as long as you want, using a variety of materials. It can be 1 foot high, or you can build it waist high to facilitate easier gardening for those with a bad back or knees. I’d like to present you with some raised garden bed ideas to help you decide what will work best for you. Continue reading “Raised garden bed ideas and materials”
People seem to think that hugelkultur gardening is a mysterious and complicated system of gardening. But it really isn’t. And there are many ways to incorporate the use of wood in a permaculture garden. Continue reading “Introduction to hugelkultur gardening”
If you’re looking for a great way to entertain your kids AND a way to bring a little education into it, you can’t go wrong with gardening. You can teach science, math and language skills in the garden. Take a look at these gardening ideas with kids in mind, and see how many lessons can be taught. Continue reading “Gardening ideas with kids in mind”
There are many different styles of garden you can build, and many techniques you can use to build them. I have talked about a few here on my blog, such as the herb spiral, and buried wood beds. Continue reading “A keyhole garden plan to suit different situations”
A food forest is the Holy Grail of permaculture. It’s what so many of us aspire to when we think of the ultimate home food system. It is a system that not only feeds humans and animals, but it can provide for other needs as well, such as crafting and building. It is a stable and long-term system that provides a wide variety of foods, with a minimum of input. Continue reading “What is a permaculture food forest, and how do I get one?”
Sometimes there just isn’t any room to grow an in-ground garden. You might be living in an apartment, or renting where you can’t build a garden. But you can have a garden if you have space to put on some pots in a sunny area.
Container gardening is like using raised beds – they’re just very small raised beds. You can grow just about anything in a pot, but there are a few things to consider. Continue reading “Vegetable container gardening ideas”