When adding pond plants to your fish pond or duck pond, it is important to take note of not only the size of your fish or ducks at maturity, but also the efficiency with which your pond plants are able to clean nutrients from the pond water, the aesthetic value of the plants, and choosing plants that are multi-functional. Pond plants range from flowering plants to plants that produce ornamental or edible leaves, plants that are only edible to fish or ducks, and can include trees, shrubs, and ground covers.
The massive size of banana plants and their quick growing nature make them an excellent plant to add to your Aquascape as a pond filter. Learn how to grow banana plants in your pond's Wetland filter to take advantage of this powerful, beautiful plant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
-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