Loading...

Episode-264- Backyard From Vision To Reality

Posted by 927 days ago
Category: Gardens
Tags: , , , ,

If I started over I would begin with a read of Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway. I would then map my property on a topographic map to verify surveyed contour and the ovelay my garden plans on that. The design would be a south facing U-shaped sun trap with swales on contours. I did not start that way but I am moving towards that design.

Geoff Lawton of Australia has some of the best video examples of gardening in any and every climate. You have to register your email but they’re worth it! http://www.geofflawton.com/sq/15449-geoff-lawton Geoff has helped me really understand and benefit from swales. 

These are my swales 

and this fellow has some good shows of gardens all over America. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUnFheTbVpASikm0YPb8pSw

This other fellow from Australia put this vid out in 2005 and it has influenced me as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18ZuuAOUIXo

I now concentrate on what we actually like to eat that are perennials. I have berries of every type, fruit trees, asparagus, horseradish, and then I throw in a whole bunch annual flowers and vegetables. I’m gearing up the green room for hundreds of plants that I’ll start from seed. All this on less than 2,00 square feet.
So I hope this helps to provide some inspiration. Let me know if you have any questions.
Tony
Visit ToDoListHome.com and join us as we keep track of things to do for a better life. Listen, Watch and be our friend.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply

3 Tough Mudder Training Tips For The Average Person
8 Minutes To Have Awesome Time
8 Weeks To Grow Big Muscles and Be Useful #273
4 Exercises To Build Great Arms The Larry Scott Giant Set #272
Microgreens At Home Growing Begins Again #271
June Is Here And You Better Be Ready For It!
Episode-270- Microgreens To grow At Home
Weekend Chores March 2015
Episode-269- The Front Yard Food Forest
Episode-268- Mason Bee and Raspberry Update
Episode-267-Inside The Hugel Keyhole Garden
Episode-266- Grow Green Onions And Chives At Home
Episode-265- Planting Season And Guide For Northern Virginia
Episode-264- Backyard From Vision To Reality
Episode-263- Parsley Starts Now February 7, 2015
Episode-262- How To Harvest Oyster Mushroom Harvest From The Backyard
Free Mason Bees
Episode-261 – What A Wonderful Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato
Episode-260 – Lady Squash Bug Removal In Three Steps
Episode-259 – Feeding Top Bar Beehive
Episode-258 – From Microsystems to Macrosystems Permaculture Practice In Suburb
Episode-257- Harvest Hot Habanero And Store Them For Winter
Episode-256- Harvest Mason Bee Cocoons
October
Episode-255- Top Bar Bees in July 2014
Amazing lightning show in the sky
Episode-254- Plant Fall Crops With Compost
Episode-253- Food Forest Fun Food Findings
August
Episode-252- Food Forest Part 4 of 4
Episode-251- Time For Top Bar Beehive Update
Episode-250- Food Forest In Full Swing Part 3/4
Episode-249- Food Forest And Permaculture Showcase Part 2/4
Episode-248- Food Forest And Permaculture Showcase Part 1/4
Episode-247- Easy Way To Provide Water For Honeybees
Episode-246- Plant Comfrey And Parsley Part 2
Episode-245- Plant Comfrey And Parsley In The Backyard
Episode-244- How To Inspect The Top Bar Hives
June
Episode-243- 7 Steps For Growing Tasty Tomatoes
Inspect The Honey Bees
Episode-8- Get a New HVAC Without Getting Ripped Off
Episode-XXX- Spiral Garden Building