Chickens are arguably the best first step into sustainable gardening and self-sufficiency. The multiple ways the humble chicken can help create closed-loop systems in our gardens are not discussed as much as they should be. In this mad world we live in, with the massive dependence on frail supply chains where there are cracks appearing… Continue reading Sustainable Gardening with Chickens : (do they need locking up)
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What is the Safest Material for Organic Raised Bed Gardening?
With the food supply chains becoming more strained every year, it is no surprise to see more people investigating the process of growing their food. Growing food at home in garden beds can be challenging, and it helps if any doubts about materials can be researched and resolved before purchasing or building any garden bed.… Continue reading What is the Safest Material for Organic Raised Bed Gardening?
Backyard Chickens : are they only good for eggs?
Keeping chickens is a topic that has a lot of interest for many reasons, and it is easy to find information on how to keep them in your backyard. We won’t clog the internet any more than it already is on how to keep chickens, but we can share what we have found to be… Continue reading Backyard Chickens : are they only good for eggs?
Self-sufficient Living : 23 skills that help
Many people are drawn to the attractive notion of a self-sufficient life-style, and while it sounds wonderful, it is not as straight forward or as easy as you might think. We have been on this path for over 10 years now and can see where someone new to the concept could use help with where… Continue reading Self-sufficient Living : 23 skills that help
How to Maintain Organic Soil in Raised Garden Beds
Soil is where we can make a great harvest, or ruin the entire years crop. Organic growing methods depend on having living soil, and as each season passes, and if we neglect the soil for a season, it can become a little tired and very unproductive. A novice gardener may think that the soil needs… Continue reading How to Maintain Organic Soil in Raised Garden Beds
A Beginners Guide to Growing Sweet Potato in Raised Garden Beds
Sweet potatoes are a great way to get a good return for a medium-sized raised garden bed. They are relatively easy to grow with a tough disposition where bugs are concerned. The soil conditions are not difficult to create, and the only real challenge you may face is temperature, depending on your location. We are… Continue reading A Beginners Guide to Growing Sweet Potato in Raised Garden Beds
Best Plants for self-sufficient living : what’s your list?
The concept of becoming self-sufficient is deeply connected to gardens and the ability to grow ones own food. While there are many of us who strive daily to become a little more self reliant in every aspect of our lives that we can affect, there are multiples of people who refuse to entertain the idea… Continue reading Best Plants for self-sufficient living : what’s your list?