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Cultivating Herbs Using Permaculture

Cultivating plants whether fruit/nut trees, herbs, berries or vegetables can be daunting if it’s new to you. Sean has an amazing knack for breaking things down into bite-sized pieces to make permaculture approachable and easy to understand. Throughout his courses, he brings the theoretical down to the practical with hands-on projects and real life examples. …

Growing Garlic

We love growing garlic in our gardens. It adds some beauty, medicinal value, edible bulbs (as well as the scapes), plus it makes a great companion plant! Garlic has a strong, pungent smell, and many garden pests really don’t like it – thank you secondary metabolites! Plants that do better with garlic near or around …

Composting

Completed compost is a living, humus-like byproduct of the breaking down process of organic material. Composting speeds up decomposition so the materials break down faster than they normally would in nature. Compost benefits: Improves the texture of your soil Holds space for water and oxygen Increases the presence of micro and macro-organisms What does a good …

Borage

Borage is one of our favorite plants to grow throughout our homestead. But we get particularly beautiful, large ones growing in our hoop-house alongside our tomatoes, peppers, melons and cucumbers. They make incredible pollinator attractors, but did you know that borage is also a popular food choice employed in various recipes in the Mediterranean? The …

Harvesting Aerial Parts

When talking about aerial parts of a plant, we are referring to any part of an herbaceous plant that grows above the ground. This can include leaves, stems and flowers. This does not usually refer to the bark of a tree. Harvesting the aerial parts is not difficult and requires very simple tools. A sharp …