How To Start Your Own 1-Acre, Self-Sustaining Homestead
Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management. Your 1-acre homestead can be divided into land for...
Kalanchoe orgyalis (Copper Spoons)
Kalanchoe orgyalis (Copper Spoons) is a much-branched succulent shrub that slowly grows up to 6 feet (1.8 m) tall but is usually seen as a...
25+ Enchanting Low-Water Landscaping Ideas for Your Garden
Garden and landscaping are two things that rely very much on the availability of water. You need water to water your garden’s plants and you need water to design an attractive landscape. Garden landscaping is thus a project that can… Continue Reading →
One-acre spread, how many people?
As a city-dweller I know zilch about agriculture, but as a matter of interest I was wondering how many people could a one-acre place like this support year in year out in a SHTF world, assuming it's in a temperate climate and they're knowledgeable about how to grow stuff and keep animals? Two people? Three? Four? (Water would be no problem because there's a river nearby) http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/one-acreC.jpg
Fiona Brockhoff on Instagram: “Banksia Birthday Candles is a real stunner when its happy. Poa labillardieri behind”
130 Likes, 2 Comments - Fiona Brockhoff (@brockstar64) on Instagram: “Banksia Birthday Candles is a real stunner when its happy. Poa labillardieri behind”
This Australian native shrub has a low-growing, bun shaped habit with silvery stems and leaves. This shrub has scale-like leaves that are coated in soft white hairs and they look like stems, making the shrub appear leafless. Small, rounded heads of silve
42 Best DIY Greenhouses ( with Great Tutorials and Plans! ) - A Piece of Rainbow
45 BEST tutorials, free building plans & ideas on how to build easy DIY greenhouses, simple cold frames, garden tunnels & hoops with low cost materials!
Buy ENCHYLAENA tomentosa, Ruby Salt Bush, seed
Produces soft sweet ruby red berry 6-8 mm in diameter, the fruits are pleasant to eat and make a sweet, juicy snack food when eaten raw or soaked in water to make a sweet drink. They can also be dried and reconstituted later.
How to Make a Hoophouse on a Raised Bed
Contributed by Lauren from Dropstone Farms on Bainbridge Island, WA. [With additions from Peaceful Valley.] We have been meaning to write about this for a while, and today friend and blog-reader Melinda provided the impetus when she emailed to ask how our hoophouses are constructed. I know they are working with a raised bed, so I took some photos to illustrate how we have ours set up! It was warm and sunny today, and when I looked under the hoophouses to see what was up, I was hit with a…
Companion Plants for Succulents
At this month's Succulent Extravaganza, Sept. 28 and 29 at Succulent Gardens near San Francisco, I'll be speaking about companion plants for succulents that vary from ground covers to trees. Many grow in my own garden near San Diego. Two examples are above: orange California poppies (an annual) and blue fescue, a perennial that is low-growing, mounding and truly blue. Like all ornamental grasses, it adds great texture to gardens. Speaking of texture, Artemisia 'Powis Castle' has finely cut…
This dwarf cultivar doesnâ€™t stand as tall as other Agastache, but itâ€™s surprising peach and apricot flowers command attention. Give it a special place in your garden for a long season of blooms.