One of the most common questions that I get from clients is how to amend your garden soil at the beginning of each season. Listen to how I answer Jamie’s question about this in the video above! Adding fertility to our garden beds is very important to do every growing season. After all, the reason […]
Q&A with Kareen – How to deal with an overheating greenhouse and tips for growing tomatoes in cold climates!
This is the first video in my winter series, Q&A with Kareen. In it, I answer Sandra’s question about ventilating a greenhouse as well as her questions about growing tomatoes in our cold climate. An overheating greenhouse is a common problem, especially if you have a small one. I’ve found that even with windows or
Chickens are one of the easier and more useful animals to have in your backyard gardens. In permaculture, they are often the example of ‘each element performing multiple functions.’ In other words, having chickens as part of your backyard ecosystem accomplishes several functions at once. Not only can they provide you with eggs and meat
One of the most frequent comments I get from potential clients is, “I recently moved to our site, and have no clue where to start.” It’s common to be immediately overwhelmed by the possibilities. How big should your garden be? How many fruit trees do you want and where do you plant them? Should you