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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The “straight run” of most every place that sells chicks, ducklings, and goslings are the “leftover” birds after the sexed chicks have been separated out for sale. Due to the aggressive and overbearing nature of male birds (roosters and drakes) and their inability to lay eggs, they often make up the majority of the birds left behind after the selling off of the egg-laying female birds.