How to Grow Apples Without Pesticides

Grow your own organic apples! Plant trees in either spring or fall. Explains how to: choose disease resistant varieties, use permaculture techniques like guilding, prune branches and thin flowers, bag young fruit to protect from pests, and identify nutrient deficiencies.

Enjoy organic apples from your own backyard by choosing the right varieties, smart group plantings, and proper pruning and thinning. That alone will reduce blemishes sufficient for home consumption. To produce perfect apples, you can go the extra mile by bagging young fruit. Learn all about these practices here.

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8 Reasons to Grow Daylilies

Beauty, vigor, edibility, medicinal uses, permaculture possibilities, butterfly appeal, breeding opportunities, and use in selling/trading are all great reasons to grow daylilies, the perfect perennial. Read the details on this interesting and often misunderstood plant.

Beauty, vigor, edibility, medicinal uses, permaculture possibilities, butterfly appeal, breeding opportunities, and use in selling/trading are all great reasons to grow daylilies.

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Growing and Using Greens for Salads and Cooking

Growing and Using Greens covers lettuce family, mustard family (mustard greens, kale, collards, turnip, arugula, etc.), and beet family (beets, chard, spinach), for mesclun salad mixes and cooked greens. Permaculture principles like species diversity, inter-planting, and succession planting maximize yield and nutrition, and prevent pest problems. Transplanting, direct seeding, harvesting, and using.

How to grow lettuces, mustard greens, spinach, kale, chard, arugula, and more, for home grown mesclun and cooked greens. Species diversity, inter-planting, and succession planting make your salad garden a permaculture garden.

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Guide to Growing Sunflowers

Guide to Growing Sunflowers

Learn how to grow sunflowers, how they are pollinated, how to choose a variety, and how to deal with common problems. You, too, can succeed with this American native, whether you’re interested in ornamental qualities, wildlife value, or food value.

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Permaculture Principles for Practical Gardeners and Farmers

Permaculture Principles for Practical Gardeners and Farmers

These 9 permaculture principles are based on the concept of mimicking Nature. Practical implications are explained, so you can implement them in your own garden or farm.

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12 Native Plants for Food and Medicine

Native plants for food and medicine

Garden with these native plants for food and medicine, to provide for both humans and wildlife alike. Edibility, medicinal uses, and wildlife value are summarized for each plant. Great for a permaculture garden!

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How to Start a Backyard Farm

How to Start a Backyard Farm

Learn about the many food and fiber options for small-space homesteading in How to Start a Backyard Farm. There are more than what you think!

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10 Shrubs for a Wildlife-Friendly, Edible Landscape

10 Shrubs for a Wildlife-Friendly, Edible Landscape

Want to transform your backyard to a food producing garden that also attracts wildlife? Choosing from these 10 shrubs for a wildlife-friendly, edible landscape, would be a great start! Wildlife value and edible parts of each shrub are described.

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Honey Spiced Dried Apple Rings

Honey Spiced Dried Apple Rings

Honey spiced dried apple rings are a nutritious snack and delicious addition to many other treats. Try a traditional or chai spice mix, or create your on spice mix.

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6 Tips for Drying Tomatoes

6 tips for drying tomatoes

Learn how to select, prepare, and properly dry tomatoes, for excellent results and safe storage, in 6 Tips for Drying Tomatoes.

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