Tag: Compost

Building A Hugelkulture

With any land purchase there will be large amounts of land clearing needed for a home site, driveway, and for a garden.  The Austrians developed a self-fertilized garden method that requires minimum irrigation called a Hugelkulture.  This structure is used in permaculture and will be used extensively in our gardens for soil-building and to use [Continue]

Working in the Garden is actually fun

This weekend saw a lot of changes to the garden so I’ll get started on the happenings for everyone. If you didn’t see the tutorial on how to make tomato cages please be sure to check it out here.  We ended up making 28 cages from the galvanized wire mesh but we are 3 short [Continue]

Waiting stinks!

So my wife and I are buying a new house, well, a foreclosure actually.  But it will be new to us.  The problem seems to be the time it has taken for this process to get completed.  It’s still not completed and my patience is wearing thin, very thin.  We started this process in October of LAST [Continue]

To Compost or Not to Compost

I have always wanted to build a compost bin so I can harvest “black gold” for my garden vegetables.  But, this concept has alluded me for years now.  I know it is supposed to be very easy to compost garden and yard waste (waste as in plant materials), but I have just been too lazy [Continue]