No Dig Garden Experiment

Really? A no dig garden? Yes! I first read about the possibility in a wonderful book titled Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway. Actually, if truth were known, I wanted a way to garden into old age. One of the key concepts that struck me about the no dig garden was […]

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Hops

Hops prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade with a preference for full sun. However, hops is a vigorous grower that does well under most conditions. I find it pretty drought resistant. However, the vines will produce fewer and smaller strobiles with drought conditions. It is a perennial that I cut back […]

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Making a Worm Compost Bin

Equipment Needed Two Rubbermaid ‘Roughneck’ opaque storage bins:  14 gal/53L (24 x 16 x12.5 in) Hand drill & two drill bits size 5/64” & 3/16” ½ strips of newspaper (avoid machine shredded paper & glossy coated colored advertisements) A couple whole newspaper sheets Small amount of soil Redworms, Eisenia fetida (not earthworms or night crawlers) […]

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