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A double fence around a vegetable garden will keep the deer out but not the tomato eating squirrels. double fence chicken run?

Firepit with openings at the bottom for airflow and to keep feet warm. The perfect project for fall barbecues.

Firepit with openings at the bottom for airflow and keep feet warm! Firepit with openings at the bottom for airflow and keep feet warm!

10 Plants That Keep the Mosquitos Away

10 Plants That Keep the Mosquitos Away

You love spending time outside in your yard, but not so much with mosquitos for company. Bug spray helps, but there are also a bunch of plants that act as a natural bug repellant that’ll keep those pests from buzzing around.

Homemade Garlic Mint Garden Insect Spray

Garlic Mint Insect Spray Homemade Recipe Video Tutorial

Easy to make and use, homemade garlic-mint garden insect spray was tested on badly attacked basil plants & a vine and worked with only 2 applications!

X - List of dynamic accumulators... plants that bring nutrients up into your topsoil. Part of the basis for companion planting.

Thistles are dynamic accumulators. plants that bring nutrients up into your topsoil. Table shows nutrients including from thistles. Used as chop and drop around new perennials, hoping thorns will deter animal nibblers.

Companion Plants for Fruit Trees

Companion Plants for Fruit Trees

One of the most pleasant trees you can possibly maintain is a cherry tree. The word Cherry is derived from the name of an ancient city in Turkey. It describes both the tree and the fruit it produces. A cherry fruit is classified as a

A passive solar greenhouse built from cob, light clay-straw and salvage materials. The existing backyard had several concrete pads for old sheds, so we cut them into squares and stacked them up for some thermal mass on the inside of the greenhouse, which are located to get direct sunlight only during the winter months. It also freed up the yard for garden space. The wood framing came from deconstructed sheds and decks on the property and we only needed to purchase a single piece of lumber…

A passive solar greenhouse built from cob, light clay-straw and salvage materials.

Veggie garden guilds. Interesting & helpful diagram, but I'd like to also incorporate the other flowers and herbs that partner well with veggies.

Veggie garden guilds (from permaculture design). Interesting helpful diagram, but Id like to also incorporate the other flowers and herbs that partner well with veggies.

Car Radiator for Heating and Cooling a Greenhouse

Car Radiator for Heating and Cooling a Greenhouse

Scott & Helen Nearing - greenhouse, Maine

Idea for northern face of earthship. Greenhouse separated from the main house via a breezeway with the ability to open the greenhouse to the home in winter (Scott & Helen Nearing - greenhouse, Maine)

An Apple-Centered Guild, An Excerpt from Gaias Garden- really great advice on designing your guild. uses standard apple tree as a reference.

An Apple-Centered Guild, An Excerpt from Gaias Garden- really great advice on designing your guild. uses standard apple tree as a reference.

Video: How to Make Bokashi - fermented wheat bran you add to your compost to keep it from smelling & to speed up the composting process.

How to make Bokashi- A Short film about making Bokashi–a fermented wheat bran–used to ferment kitchen food waste to help it compost quicker without foul odors.