Category Archives: Permaculture

Raised Garden Beds – What Size is Best?

What is the optimum size of a garden bed? What is the most efficient width and length in terms of human ergonomics? What is the perfect balance between cost of materials, gardening space and usability? These are important questions in … Continue reading

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Can You Grow Grapes From Seed? Garden Mythbusting!

Plant propagation is the practice of creating new plants from old using a variety of techniques such as seed sowing, grafting, taking cuttings, division, marcotting, ground layering, and even tissue cell culture. Some gardeners may wonder why there’s such a … Continue reading

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The Birth of a Permaculture Food Forest – Before & After Photos

  The before and after photographs in this article were taken at the very beginning when I first finished planting up my urban backyard food forest, and then approximately three to four years later. Each pair of photographs was taken … Continue reading

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Guest Post – What is a Tiny House and How You Can Get One by Molli McGee

Image source The best things often come in tiny packages, and this is certainly the case when it comes to tiny houses. At no more than 500 square feet, tiny houses come packed with functional and often eco-friendly features. There … Continue reading

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Growing Turmeric in the Ground in Temperate Climates

In the previous article Growing Turmeric in Containers in Temperate Climates, I mentioned that I had also discovered a temperate climate technique for growing turmeric in the ground. For those who like to grow plants out of their climatic range … Continue reading

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Bringing Permaculture to Gardening Community

  Permaculture is definitely reaching the mainstream gardening world, and that’s great news! I’m now the permaculture writer for Good Organic Gardening Australia magazine, where I started mid last year with my first article ‘Permaculture Explained’ appearing  in the May/June … Continue reading

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Layering Overgrown Tomato Plants

Indeterminate (vining) tomatoes are very vigorous growers, and if they’re neglected they can easily become overgrown, with multiple tangled branches sprawling across the ground. If this happens to your tomato plants, all is not lost. In fact, you can take … Continue reading

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