Tag Archives: Gardening

Home food production – Begin with the end in mind

There is one good thing about uprooting your family and moving to another state: You get to choose a new home. Having lived in two previous homes, we’ve learned a few things about what is important to us. One important … Continue reading

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Six steps to urban homesteading

I’m not sure this qualifies as “urban homesteading” to me, but this article gives some pointers on making the most of your space when seeking to become more self reliant: Urban homesteading may sound time-consuming, but the couple points out … Continue reading

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Survival gardening

Our local garden columnist recently recommended a new book by writer, gardener, and scientist Carol Deppe, entitled “The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times”. I have not had a chance to read this book yet (its a … Continue reading

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Composting: Pile Placement

More composting information from Glory Lennon on Self Reliance Exchange. This article talks about location of your pile. We, too, have found that having the pile in shade doesn’t matter much, but it does do better in sun. At our … Continue reading

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Composting: Common misconceptions

As promised, Self Reliance Exchange has begun their series on composting. This first post deals with composting misconceptions. I have had mice in our compost pile before, but then we were putting egg shells in it, so perhaps that’s what … Continue reading

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Drip watering systems – another take

Adventures in Self Reliance has an in-depth post about installing a drip watering system. I’ve often considered this, but have never gotten to it. It seems like it would make so much more sense than even our hand-watering.  

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Gardening ideas

Smithville Post has a good entry up for getting ideas on how to set up a garden. He doesn’t say much about it (I’ve invited him to do so in the comments–feel free to add some pressure of your own … Continue reading

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Growing onions in a tin can

Lauren at Path Across decided to grow some green onions instead of throwing them away. The results–and how she did it–are here. An interesting quote: Look, you’re not going to save a whole lot of money. But you will get … Continue reading

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Deck project update

The deck removal/garden bed project is pretty much complete. After clearing away the decking we dug up the area. I quickly found that someone had devoted a great deal of concrete to making…I don’t know what. Every few feet I’d … Continue reading

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Strawbale gardening

I’d never heard of strawbale gardening until The Path Across published a post about it. The linked to this site, that explains it in more detail. It’s an interesting idea. You prepare the bales a certain way, then plant right … Continue reading

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