Episode-254- Plant Fall Crops With Compost

Today's episode is a three part video that show what I am growing for fall and how I'm going about doing it. Ron Finley said growing your own food is like printing money and I listen to him. The driving force behind my production is the compost pile I have in the back and this first video depicts it after 4 months of steady production of that black gold goodness. Made from 4 pallets initially and...

Episode-221- Prune The Prickley Blackberries And Raspberries

Pruning raspberries in the fall is a chore I have to do in the fall and sooner I remember and get the task done the happier I am. I don't mind the brambles and the scratches they leave when they are producing fruit. It's another story when I have to deal with cutting down the past season's fruited branches. It's really not too bad considering I have 6 raspberry and blackberry patches around the...

Episode-111- Destroy Evil Squash Vine Borer And Eat More Squash

      Watch this video of the 2012 squash vine borer invasion and learn what I am doing to mitigate damage. I’m pretty fortunate to work with a lot of people who have gardening experience and I always share what is happening in my gardens with them. This year I have been keeping a vigilant watch for the Evil Squash Vine Borer but somehow they slipped past me. I have had to pull 2 of the 6...

Episode-95- Bring Dead Lawn Back To Life

How To Green A Dead Patch Of Lawn  Integrate Rather Than Segregate – “Many hands make light work” By putting the right things in the right place, relationships develop between those things and they work together to support each other. Every time I attempted to repair the dead patch ended in failure as there was never enough soil or lawn started to hold back the water. As I have been...

Episode-45- Recycle Waste To Make Compost and Grow More Food

My appeal to growing food was enhanced by the idea of valuing all resources and not letting anything go to waste unnecessarily. This is what defines Permaculture Principle #6. Permaculture consists of 12 principles defined by Sepp Holzer, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren as an approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural...

Episode-37- New Square Foot Gardening Pesticide Not Needed

Song of the Day - Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling - Video Show notes Subscribe Music - Blue Devil Plain Videos New Square Foot Gardening Pesticide Not Needed With This Style Mel Bartholomew Gardening – Episode 32 (lots of great garden planning ideas and downloads…seeds, berries, potatoes and more). We are taking Action for life and  permaculture in northern Virginia. Turning the home...

Episode-23- How to Garden and Grow Vegetables in the Home

                                             How to Garden and Grow Vegetables in the Home. Eat healthy salads all winter long. My indoor green room will give you ideas on how to master your production. Song of the Day - Good Life Subscribe To Do List Home Music - Blue Devil Plain Seeds Planting Times Gardening - We are taking Action for life and permaculture in...