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Permaculture Garden Update (June 2013)

Here is the first update of our permaculture kitchen garden. We are implementing these techniques on our certified organic crops.

Using these permaculture techniques is working out well for us so far. You should have seen us last year with the hoses and the clay soil... what a mess. Just remember, the most important thing you can grow in a garden is SOIL. These methods produce fertile soil.

The last time we watered this garden was when everything was a seedling back in March. I want to share this information with anyone who is interested because it vastly reduces labor while increasing enjoyment of gardening and life in general, not to mention lessens the need for a centralized authoritarian economic system.

For more information, check out the Back to Eden film and read up about Hugelkultur. We discovered both of these methods right here at the Dailypaul.

I am starting a garden building business based on these methods. We specialize in low cost, low maintenance, high production gardens of any size. If you're near NE OK we can build you a maintenance-free garden that not only will last for years, but become more fertile year after year. Your grandkids won't even have to till or fertilize!

Stay tuned for our summer update to see just how well the methods work.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

How's the garden going?

Looking forward to the next update!

He's the man.

Great Post! Decentralizing Economies starts with decentralized.

Food!

My brother and I are watching videos from http://www.geofflawton.com/sq/26801-absolute-in-abundance

Permaculture has a more comprehensive approach to constantly adding nutrients to the system by creating flow by looking at a few components making synergies for the whole system. Looking out 3,5, 10, 30, 50 and 100 years Permaculture has some vision for a free society!

Yours in Health and Freedom

Social liberty first requires liberation of the food supply

Anywhere you go in the world, the food is under lock and key. Not only is it under lock and key, it's covered in pesticide or genetically modified. Food freedom is indeed an important step in the right direction. Geoff is a fun guy to watch. I talked about permaculture at the farmers market today and people had no idea what it was but agreed it made a lot of sense. Even a soil analysis expert was impressed, and all I've ever done is read and watch videos on the internet, go figure. Food freedom is an effective introduction into the ideas of Liberty because it has no political boundaries.

I sure like some of these permaculture ideas.

I'm trying something this year that I've been curious about for a while. I'm planting squash and potatoes right in the brush, and just clearing the area around them to remove light and root competition. That's it. I'm curious to see if I have the same level of slug problems that my garden had. Next year I'll try some different vegetables, but that's all I had for extra planting this year.

Great job!

Garden looks great! You got a lot growing!

I'm trying a thick pile/layer of woodchips too.. although I had to dig out holes to put soil and seed in and will cover back up when plants grow a bit..

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They really work

just watch out for rollie pollies and other bugs that might eat your young seedlings. It's best to keep the layer not so thick where bugs like to live in it because they like to eat seedlings. Rollie Pollies ate a bunch of my cucumber seedlings because they were piled too thick and made a nice habitat for them. Once the plants are big they are harmless. Live and learn. Good luck on your journey, come back and share any interesting results you have.

Thanks!

Yeah there are rollie pollies here too! I did notice they like to live in the wood chips.. I wasn't sure they were eating the seedlings or other bugs because I read they eat decaying plants and I figured the seedlings I planted weren't healthy to begin with because I kinda put the seed straight into the wood chip mulch before it had enough time to compost. That's why I made the holes and put soil mix in to get healthier seedlings and keep the wood chip mulch away until bigger. Anyways thanks for the tip and I'll let you know how it goes!

You use anything else for bugs in general? Seems you have healthy looking plants across the board.. there are slugs/snails/earwigs around, but I'm trying to be as hands off as possible...

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Diatomaceous Earth is a good

Diatomaceous Earth is a good organic pest-remedy. It is ground up fossils from the ocean and is like glass to hard-bodied insects. It cuts them up and dehydrates them. It is food-grade, safe for humans and animals. You get it at feed stores because some people feed it to their cattle for worms, etc. I am not sure they work on soft bodied dudes like slugs. You might look it up and see if it could work for you. There are all kinds of organic "pesticides" that are supposed to be plant derived and basically harmless. You might check out GrowOrganic.com they have a large selection so maybe you could find something that works for you.

Make sure you don't mix the woodchips into the soil or plant seeds in the woodchips. It is purely a mulch and it slowly breaks down into great soil. As you mulch thicker you'll barely be able to tell where the mulch ends and the soil begins. The back to eden film pretty much covers all the angles.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Bump

Thank you for the update!

He's the man.

I felt like I accomplished

I felt like I accomplished something today because I made this post here. We learned all this information here on DP so it makes sense to share the results. I consider most of the folks on this website highly intelligent. I try to converse as respectfully and intelligently as I can while I am here. I try to be on my best behavior. We've all passed through a narrow filter to be here and I am grateful.

I will also give it a bump before I head back

out to my urban farm.

I'll give 'er a bump

before I head back out to the farm.