Category: Watering

Don’t Ask, Don’t Till

Life as a worm You’ve found a great place to live: plenty of rotting vegetation, roots that have expired, leaving nodules of nitrogen and plenty of other edible goodies, including fungi and an abundance of leaves right at the surface.

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Vertical Garden DIY

We’ve seen several vertical garden DIY’s from using old shoe organizers to custom crafted walls.  They have always intrigued, but not to the point of pulling out the saw or rearranging the shoes to create one.  This is an easily created

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Thumb Controlled Watering Pot (via

This is an excellent easy to create waterer for just about any garden. has a great idea for those syrup containers that I hate to throw away.  They’re sturdy, look good and I knew there had to be another

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Day 80 – When a Wicking Bed Goes Bad

It appears there is a leak in the plastic under the wicking bed.  Within hours of filling it (twice), the reservoir is empty.  The potatoes at the end appear to be missing the water, too – they are turning yellow

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A Temporary Wicking Bed

Wicking beds are popular wherever it is dry or there are water restrictions, but that should not stop anyone in the northeast or northwest United States from trying one.  Basically, you are making a small tray underneath your plants that

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All About Strawberries

“…There are three major types of strawberries, though if you counted, youd find over six hundred varieties! Different shapes, sizes, colors and growing habits differentiate these wonderful treats. The major types of strawberries are: June Bearing either early, mid or

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In the Garden – Upside-Down Crops Are Growing in Popularity –

Ah, the upside down garden!  Love it, hate it.  Here’s the positives: Less space needed, no digging, no weeds! Here’s the negatives: Need something strong enough to hold them up, need to water them regularly and often, limited soil, and

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Small Footprint, Big Yield

Some of the best use of space I’ve seen in a long time.  Even though I’m blessed with almost one acre of land, a lot of it is taken up by play areas or swamp for half the season.  The

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Free Info in Sustainability Permaculture Visions

Free is good! Free Info in Sustainability Permaculture Visions.

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Lettuce Have Salad the Whole Summer Long

Lettuce likes to bolt in the hot sun, but there are a couple of ways to keep the greens coming all summer long. Hack #1: Leaf Lettuce –  Cut and Come Again – taking the outer leaves only, shocks the

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