The harvest is starting to come in and I still don't have my root cellar framed in and ready to go - been on the project list for a couple of years now. The last couple of years I have been storing my winter vegetables in old apple crates, broken wash baskets, whatever I could get my hands on … [Read more...] about Root Cellar Storage Bins
By Bev Sandlin, Fillmore County Master Gardener What is Permaculture? I lifted this explanation here: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/the-essence-of-permaculture-gardening.htm What is a Permaculture Garden? Permaculture gardens are self-sustaining. Some of the gardening and … [Read more...] about Survival Landscaping Part 3: Permaculture
I am a true lover of Kentucky Wonder pole beans, I've been planting them for the last 30 years. They are a non-GMO bean so you can save your seeds. They are also wonderful for green bean teepees for the kids. I always inter-plant them with Morning Glories for a truly stunning arbor vine, but this … [Read more...] about Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans Are Awesome For A Bean Teepee!
Sometimes stuff happens and the garden becomes a low priority. I'm writing this with a variety of scenarios in mind... A SHTF situation, you bug out, come back a week or two later and NEED that garden to produce. A personal SHTF situation and you come back and are overwhelmed by the weeds. … [Read more...] about Weeding Your Garden – The “Quick and Dirty” Way
For all of the hype about square foot gardening and raised beds, when two of my sisters, both avid and experienced gardeners (better than I am) stopped by last week, we had a little discussion and all decided that raised beds and square foot gardening is less productive and harder than the time … [Read more...] about Why I Quit Square Foot Gardening and Went Back To Rows (11 Reasons)
Over the past week I have been pulling up plants that have gone by and no longer producing in the garden, and started planting a second round. Living in South Carolina the climate affords a pretty long growing season. Honestly - by this time of the year I am pretty sick of weeding and picking. We … [Read more...] about Seasonal Crop Rotation