Unconventional Techniques for Planting Fruit Trees
...planted using both "Backyard Orchard Culture" and "Long-stem planting" techniques

Unconventional Techniques for Planting Fruit Trees

I am a controversial gardener. I never go with the norm and am constantly trying new ideas. Bury the entire tree until just the top leaves are showing? Check!  Three…

Continue Reading Unconventional Techniques for Planting Fruit Trees
Using Your Pond to Grow Other Herbs
Vietmanese mint

Using Your Pond to Grow Other Herbs

Keeping water up to the plants in my garden which are particularly thirsty can be an issue for me since I am solely reliant on tank water on my property.…

Continue Reading Using Your Pond to Grow Other Herbs

Surviving The Frost

Where I live we received our first frost about a week ago. Our climate is warming and this year our first frost of the season came about 1 month later…

Continue Reading Surviving The Frost
Hugelkulture Garden Bed
Hugelkultur structure

Hugelkulture Garden Bed

Down the back of my yard there was an ugly pile of old rotting stumps and logs. They had been waiting patiently for me to make a hugelkultur garden bed…

Continue Reading Hugelkulture Garden Bed

Creating a Balanced Ecosystem Pond

The permablitz I ran at Girraween on the weekend was my most exciting yet. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy doing the raised garden beds, the pruning, the planting, the…

Continue Reading Creating a Balanced Ecosystem Pond

Creating a Food Forest

On the weekend a group of PDC students viewed my property as part of their course. It was wonderful being able to share all of the things that I have…

Continue Reading Creating a Food Forest