Growing


vertical gardening
Do you live in an urban area but still want the benefits of a rural garden? One of the biggest problems with having an urban garden is the space limitations. Many gardeners have less than an acre of land to work with, some may only have a few hundred square […]

How Does Your Garden Grow? – Vertical


raised garden beds
Raised garden beds are extremely popular these days, however, some beginning gardeners ask themselves why they need raised beds at all. At first glance, they do not seem to offer much advantage over planting directly into the ground. If one conducts a quick search on the internet to try to […]

Raised Garden Beds: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives


Hugelkultur in home gardens
What is Hugelkultur? Hugelkultur is a method of raised bed gardening perfected by Austrian permaculture guru Sepp Holzer. Another Permaculture expert, Paul Wheaton, has a good summary of Holzer’s work on his website richsoil.com. You can also check out Sepp Holzer’s English website here as well as search the web for […]

Hugelkultur in Home Gardens



Forage for wild blackberries
One of the best fruits to forage for during the late summer and early fall in zones 5-10 are wild blackberries. In this article we will discuss how to forage not only for the blackberries themselves but for the plant too, so that you can grow these delicious, nutritious superfoods […]

Forage for Wild Blackberries and Blackberry Plants


clematis
It’s not you. It’s your soil. The soil quality in a typical neighborhood setting is usually pretty terrible. Although most people do not realize it, poor soil is the reason why backyard vegetable gardens do not perform to our expectations. It can be frustrating when one spends so much time […]

The Secret to Fertility: How to Improve Backyard Soil




backyard farm design
Backyard Farming sounds crazy at first. Urban Farming or Urban Homesteading does not sound much better. Yet, more and more people are beginning to see that there is a real benefit to growing one’s own food and making things at home. There are many reasons for this including the high […]

What is Backyard Farming