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How To Build Up Bad Soil On a Budget

If you’ve got bad soil, you know how frustrating it is to put plants in the ground and see your time and money wasted. When I was looking for a homestead, I found several places around the country with cheap …

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How to Grow, Harvest, and Preserve Horseradish

Horseradish is one of my favorite garden vegetables, which I like for its spicy, nose and sinus-clearing abilities. It’s often used¬† as the “bitter herb” in Passover celebrations. It also has good immune-booting properties and is in many home remedies …

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Dealing With Wildlife, The Permaculture Way

Dealing with wildlife is a necessary task even for urban homesteaders. Because in a city, at the very least, there are squirrels and pigeons who might like to snack on your garden. And for suburban and more rural properties, there …

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What is Permaculture? Permaculture Basics – Part 1

So you may have heard about permaculture¬†design somewhere, either from a news article, or a gardening or sustainability site. You may have heard that it’s like organic gardening but better, or partnering with nature, or sustainable farming. But what is …