Peas Companion Plants – Permaculture

Best Companions Squash, Lettuce Carrots “Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever … Read more Peas Companion Plants – Permaculture

Potato Companion Plants – Permaculture

Solanum tuberosum     Full Sun      Soil pH: 4.5 – 6.0 Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to … Read more Potato Companion Plants – Permaculture

Leeks Companion Plants, Permaculture.

For the purpose of companion planting, leeks should generally be treated like onions. They have very few natural enemies, the leek moth being one of the few. They should be considered as a candidate for companion planting more for their protective qualities. Companion Planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one … Read more Leeks Companion Plants, Permaculture.

Permaculture Basics What is Permaculture

Permaculture Philosophy Permaculture is a philosophy of utilizing nature for the mutual benefit of both humans and the ecosystem. It involves observing natural functions and interactions of plants, birds, bees, bugs, toads, snakes, soil, rain, and all the elements and factors present in a natural setting and designing or actually redesigning them to suit our … Read more Permaculture Basics What is Permaculture

13 Spinach Companion Plants – Inter-Planting Spinach

“Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible Spinach has very … Read more 13 Spinach Companion Plants – Inter-Planting Spinach

Comfrey as Fertilizer: Benefits and How to Make It

Grow a Fertilizer Factory Comfrey is an ornamental plant, it has no edible applications although herbalists at one time recommended it for some medicinal applications, that is no longer the case. Taken internally it has been shown to cause liver problems. It can be used topically as a salve that is covered elsewhere. Benefits of … Read more Comfrey as Fertilizer: Benefits and How to Make It

9 Beetles Found In The Garden: Identification & Pictures

Most varieties of Beetles feed on developing crops and are harmful in garden soils. Although there are a small handful that are beneficial, they are a rare exception. Identifying which beetles are attacking your garden is the first step in controlling them. Preventive measures can include permaculture tactics such as companion planting as well as … Read more 9 Beetles Found In The Garden: Identification & Pictures

Biochar – What is it and How to Make your own Biochar

What is Biochar Biochar is used as a soil amendment, it is rich in carbon and can endure for centuries in the soil. It is a type of charcoal, made from biomass, biological material / plant or animal material via thermal decomposition [burn baby burn]. You’ll want to avoid meats, although it is useable the … Read more Biochar – What is it and How to Make your own Biochar