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How To Build A Garden Planter Box With A Trellis

If you’re limited on gardening space or maybe want to block out some neighbors and get a little privacy in your backyard then building some planter boxes with trellises may be the way to go. These great additions to the ...
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How To Build A Wine Cap Mushroom Raised Bed

If you’re like me you like to make use of as many places as possible in your yard to grow food but what do you do when you have a shady spot where plants won’t grow very well? Why not ...
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15 Best Permaculture Homesteading Documentaries

When you take the time to sit down and watch a little TV, why not fill that time with Inspiration, Motivation, and Education by watching a great documentary about permaculture and homesteading. National Geographic isn't the only one that can ...
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Cheap and Simple Chop & Flip IBC Aquaponics System

This type of aquaponics system gets its name because of how you build it. From a single IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) you build both a fish holding tank and a grow bed. You do this by cutting around the container ...
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How To Build A Cheap and Sturdy Cattle Panel Greenhouse

Building a greenhouse or if you prefer a "hoophouse" using common supplies like pallets and cattle panels can be a very affordable and practical way to extend your growing season and take advantage of all the other benefits of having ...
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How To Get Free Mulch For The Permaculture Garden

How To Get Free Mulch For The Permaculture Garden

Mulch can be one of the greatest assets available for your garden, it can be used in the garden beds to suppress weeds and to create wonderful rich soil with tons of nutrients for your plants. It is also great ...
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How To Find Places To Hunt For High Quality Meat

Hunting is a great way to fill the homestead freezer but what do you do if you don't have a place to hunt? Many modern homesteaders don't have a hundred acres of fields and woods, many are living out their ...
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How To Build An Indoor Fish Tank Aquaponics System

How To Build An Indoor Fish Tank Aquaponics System

When you can't grow a garden outside for whatever reason, perhaps you have no land or it's the dead of winter, you can still have fresh homegrown vegetables by setting up an indoor fish tank aquaponics system. Aquaponics is a ...
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How To Start Raising Pigs On Your Permaculture Homestead

When I was growing up on a homestead we always had pigs and I guess I took for granted just how important they were to our family and our property. Pigs are a great permaculture homestead animal but there are ...
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Why Do Tomatoes Split And What Can You Do About It

Early on in my gardening journey, I noticed something strange happening to my tomatoes which caused me to do a lot of research. Since then it is a question I get all the time from beginner gardeners and that question ...
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How To Use Pallets To Build Raised Garden Beds

Growing a garden in raised beds has many benefits but can sometimes be a little costly depending on what you build them out of. I’m all about being frugal and using what I have or what I can get cheap ...
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The Value Of Mulberry Trees On A Permaculture Homestead

When I was a kid I would spend many weekends at my grandparent's house, out behind their barn along the fence was a whole row (probably about 20) mulberry trees. Grandma would send me back there to pick a bucket ...
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