Sunday Funday | Barton Farms and Gardens

After a hearty breakfast of egg tacos and maple sausage links we set out to build at least three new raised beds. The plan is to get some “cold weather crops” going – lettuces, various greens, onions, radishes. We’ll do root veggies – namely turnips and beets – in one of the beds and maybe rhubarb

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Spring garden | Fruit Trees and Bees

Featured by alanajamison Hi! So glad you’re here! If you want to know more about this blog, check out our about page. You’ll meet me and my family, learn where we’re from, and get a tiny glimpse into a big dream we have. Source: Spring garden | Fruit Trees and Bees

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Introducing . . . . | AZ Caretaker.

So you want to see the 2015 spring garden?  I know you do, so here is a brief overview: Westward View 132 tomato plants 37 pepper plants Thunderfoot’s tie-dye sweet corn (10′ x 12′ area) Tepary beans (17′ x 12′ area) White Sonora Wheat (4′ x 8′ area) Butternut Squash (4′ x 8′ area) 9

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Deep Mulch Gardening: Building a Habitat for a Whole-Soil Ecosystem

According to the literature, hügelkultur can remain fertile for up to 30 years without adding new materials. However, it can be difficult to plant into the logs and branches. We call our latest experiment a hügel mulch. It is a base of logs and branches covered with a wood chip sheet mulch that should give

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