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Morag Gamble blogs about permaculture in the home, garden and community.

Do you eat your fig leaves? Here's 5 ways to prepare them.

Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes

idagold mustard cover crop 2 Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm.

How to Grow A Four-Season Garden - Part 1 (additional parts found on site as well)

How to Grow A Four-Season Garden - Part 1 (additional parts found on site as well). Lots of links!

Symphony of the Soil: A tribute to the Life Beneath our Feet

Symphony of the Soil: A tribute to the Life Beneath our Feet - Nourishing Liberty

DIY: Build a Strawberry Tower - takes up a lot less room in the garden holds 90 - 100 plants.

13 Simple Ways to Eat Your Yard and Build Food Security

DIY: Build a Strawberry Tower - takes up a lot less room in the garden & holds 90 - 100 plants. I need to build this and learn how to grow strawberries.

I always plant flowers with my vegetable garden. Here is a good list of flowers you might want to plant in with your veggies and why.

Homestead Revival: Adding Flowers To The Vegetable Garden Flowers That Repel Garden Pests Flowers Attract Beneficial Insects Flowers Attract Pollinators

Hmmmm….No critters in this raised bed garden plus frost cloth or row cover can be draped over.

Yes, the rabbits are a problem. They ATE all my green bean plants one year. Great gardening idea for raised bed boxes for a green house or to keep pests out!

Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering

How To Grow Superb Summer Squash. Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering.

Trenching - composting by digging a trench roughly 3-feet deep and filling it with compostable scraps, covering them with alternate layers of soil. Once completed leave them for 2-3months to break down and then plant your vegetables directing into the bed.

Roundup: 5 DIY Composting Techniques For Creating Your Own Rich, Organic Fertilizer

Trenching - composting by digging a trench roughly 3 feet deep and filling it with compostable scraps, covering them with alternate layers of soil. Once completed, leave them for months to break down and then plant your vegetables directly into the bed.

Since in our growing zone both broccoli and cauliflower come to head in the hot weather, we tie up the plants to shade the central stalk. This results in firmer, denser heads.

A Walk around the Garden

tied leaves to protect broccoli "Since in our growing zone both broccoli and cauliflower come to head in the hot weather, we tie up the plants to shade the central stalk. This results in firmer, denser heads.

Cucumber trellis either from an old ladder, old mattress springs or new DIY  #edible #vegetable #gardening

Growing Cucumbers, How to Grow Cucumbers and Planting Cucumbers Using an Old Ladder As A Garden Trellis

Monster Tomato Fertilizer Recipe * 2-3 doz. Crushed Egg Shells * 2 cups Bone Meal * 1/2 cup Epsom Salts * 14 Crushed Aspirin ~ natural rooting hormone * 1/4 cup of this Mix ~ Add to Bottom When Planting Tomats

Shannon’s Homemade Monster Tomato Fertilizer Recipe

Will try this with one plant to start: Homemade Monster Tomato Fertilizer Recipe. dozen clean crushed egg shells, 2 cups bone meal, cup Epsom salts, 14 crushed aspirin (a natural rooting hormone!

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