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Purple Sweet Potato freshly washed after harvest

Edible Hummingbird-Attracting Plants Perfect For the Food Forest

To support hummingbirds while growing food in an edible landscape or food garden, try growing these delicious plants to feed yourself and the hummingbirds with these food-producing plants.
Creating cat rooms & cat homes that increase storage and organization can give cats more fun places to rest while you keep home more organized. It's an interesting, but fun, challenge aimed at maximizing the amount of space you have, especially when space is limited, in order to create a comfortable living space for you and your 13 black cats.

Cat-Friendly Organizational Hacks To Maximize Space In Your Home

Creating cat rooms & cat homes that increase storage and organization can give cats more fun places to rest while you keep home more organized. It's an interesting, but fun, challenge aimed at maximizing the amount of space you have, especially when space is limited, in order to create a comfortable living space for you and your 13 black cats.
Edible Shoots of the Sweet Shoot Bamboo growing in a permaculture edible landscape

How To Grow Sweet Shoot Bamboo (Phyllostachys Dulcis) In The Permaculture Food Forest

Sweet Shoot Bamboo is a great permaculture plant with delicious shoots, excellent timber, and evergreen shade to protect tender perennials and ducks/chickens.
Taro, Edible Elephant Ear growing in the permaculture food forest

Tips For Designing A Rain Garden In Your Edible Landscape

Boggy or muddy areas in an edible landscape are great places to plant fast-growing, water-loving, food-producing plants, plants that produce a lot of chop and drop material, and plants that spread "aggressively" when given adequate water. Whether you are looking for something food-producing or just would like to dedicate a couple of spots for growing your chop and drop materials to build soil fertility in your food forest, there are a whole host of tips for how to go about designing these rain-collecting areas, also known as rain gardens, to help support the growth of your edible landscape.
Edible Shoots of the Sweet Shoot Bamboo growing in a permaculture edible landscape

High Value Food and Timber Crops To Pay The Mortgage On Your Homestead

When buying land is calculated in cost per square foot, every piece of land you can grow something that makes you an income counts. Increase and stabilize your edible landscape or homestead income by growing these high value plants with a focus on perennials, closed-loop systems, and sustainability. You know, the permaculture way.
Newly Transplanted Wasabi ( Wasabia Japonica ‘Daruma’ aka Japanese Horseradish) Plant Growing In The Edible Landscape/Food Forest Beneath The Duck House Ramp

How To Grow Wasabi In The Edible Landscape

Can wasabi rhizomes be successfully grown in an edible landscape or food forest setting? Here, we go on another food-growing adventure, using quackponics--food forest duck fertilization-- among other organic, pesticide, and chemical-free methods to grow the amazing wasabi rhizome.
gardener standing in a strawberry patch in edible landscape

Edible Riparium Plants To Grow Food Semi-Hydroponicly In Your Fish Tank

When you want to use passive hydroponics to grow organic fruit in your fish aquarium, these are the best fruit trees, shrubs, and plants for your riparium setup. 
camellia sinensis tea bush flowering

Permaculture Companion Plants For Tree Collards In The Edible Landscape

Although Tree Collards are perennials, they may need some help staying off the ground by staking their large trunks or by growing a stake in the form of a lovely bamboo plant. Tree collards can also benefit from ground covers that help hold in soil moisture and can produce their own food crop, thereby increasing the amount of food you can harvest in the same space in your food garden, edible landscape, or food forest.
Ducks are quite cold-weather proof, so worry less. This is due to them being 20% hate and 80% feathers. Which, hopefully, will make you feel better about just how much cold they can comfortably handle. This does not mean that you shouldn't prepare their duck house or coop for winter to make it as warm as possible. It is just something to help put yourself at ease when you start to wonder if your birds are going to turn into duckcicles overnight.

Permaculture Tips For Keeping Ducks Warm(er) In The Winter

Ducks are quite cold-weather proof, so worry less. This is due to them being 20% hate and 80% feathers. Which, hopefully, will make you feel better about just how much cold they can comfortably handle. This does not mean that you shouldn't prepare their duck house or coop for winter to make it as warm as possible. It is just something to help put yourself at ease when you start to wonder if your birds are going to turn into duckcicles overnight.

How To Create A Mini Patio Pond (No Filter, No Tech) For Pet Fish

By following the principles of the Walstad Method for dirted aquarium fish tanks, you can create a lovely, easy to maintain tiny pond for your pet fish perfect for keeping on your porch, balcony, or backyard patio. Some of the pros of keeping your pet fish outdoors include: -Full access to sunlight for maximum growth of aquatic plants -Availability of bugs and flying insect pests who may drown or otherwise get caught in your fish pond to provide additional nutrition for your pet fish -Ability to have the fish pond refill itself on rain days or access to a water hose for pond refilling -Potentially more space for a larger pond/outdoor aquarium setup than is available to you indoors

Tips For Growing Water Hyacinth As Sustainable Duck & Chicken Feed

When growing Water Hyacinth as a sustainable flock feed, to keep your homestead, edible landscape, or garden birds fed in a healthy, closed-loop way, it is ideal to be able to start growing these quickly propagating plants before introducing your flock, so as to have time to get it established before your birds begin destroying it.
Home is a Jungle where we grow food forests, house plants, keep cats, and raise ducks

How To Grow A Bounty Of Food With Banana Plants In The Permaculture Edible Landscape

Banana plants are a wonderful permaculture food-producing plant that serves multiple functions in a food forest that help increase food harvests and build soil fertility.

How To Pick The Perfect Plants For Your Cottagecore Rain Garden

-Rain Garden The Cottagecore Way And Unleash The True Power of Perennial Permaculture -Bigger is better! The bigger the plant, the bigger the roots which help to sink water into the ground and prevent erosion
Home is a Jungle where we grow food forests, house plants, keep cats, and raise ducks

Stunning Companion Plants For Ghost (Angel Mist) Bamboo

Dendrocalamus minor 'Amoenus' is a very large bamboo that is the smallest of its bamboo subgroup. It has a lovely bluish greyish white hue that gives it its common names of Ghost and Angel Mist Bamboo. Like all bamboos, it can be left to grow to its full height or kept as a shorter hedge by topping it after the culms have grown in and hardened off. It is a lovely and bold choice for an evergreen privacy fence to make neighbors disappear and helps to improve noise pollution from traffic and passerbys by absorbing and softening sound.
Asparagus spears growing on the asparagus plant in the edible landscape

Cottagecore Lawn Replacement Plants To Attract Birds, Bees, Butterflies, & Hummingbirds

Destroy your lawn and plant these pollinator-attracting plants to support bees, hummingbirds, moths, and other beneficial insects while reducing the costs and labor of maintaining a traditional grass lawn.
The Giant Leaf Bamboo being grown as a house plant is ready for a planter upgrade as it is now very root bound and in need of more space.

Grow Your Own Basket Weaving Fibers With These Lovely Perennial Plants

When you wish to practice sustainability while sequestering carbon while being able to grow something useful to all your crafting endeavors while also saving money, practicing gardening, saving bees, supporting butterflies, and feeding hummingbirds-- try growing your own basket weaving fibers and be one step closer to nature while doing your part to save the earth.
Home is a Jungle where we grow food forests, house plants, keep cats, and raise ducks

Furbulous DIY Ideas For Your Cats' Catio

When you want to take being a cat parent to its natural extreme, you build your cats a catio. Now that you've decided to do so, you'll need to fill your outdoor cat room with things you--and your cat(s)-- will love for happier pets and a happier you.
Blue Runner Duck Attempts To Steal Organic Asparagus From Duck Keeper

My Indian Runner Ducks Ate My Asparagus (How To Prevent Your Ducks From Eating Your Asparagus)

So I went looking for my asparagus patches and, LO AND BEHOLD, there were some asparagus spears sticking up...and they were missing their tops. I became immediately suspicious of a certain flock of birds. Anytime anything goes missing, it is usually because it has been turned into duck fertilizer. The ducks do not wait for your permission to pounce on delicious things. This meant I had to figure out yet another way to prevent them from eating another plant. This learning curve has been ROUGH.




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