Permaculture Gardening

Dynamic Accumulators of Nutrients for Composting - Oregon Biodynamic Group

This is an online table of Dynamic Accumulators of Nutrients for Composting published by the 

Oregon Biodynamic Group

. The chart provides the Common Name, Botanical Name and the elements Na, I, Fl, B, Si, S, N, Mg, Ca, K, P, Mn, Fe, Cu, and CO. You may download a printable version.

 

If you go to the Appendices page, you'l find links to pages on

Recommended Edible Variety Lists by Sunset Climate Zone Maps

This is an online tool published by L.E.Cook. You can enter either your Sunset Climate Zone Map or your Zip Code. Includes parts of Canada.

 

If you choose to right click on your Sunset Zone, you'll get a PDF.

Perennial/Semi-perennial Plants That Grow WELL in Austin

Urban Patchwork Collaboration Spreadsheet of perennials and semi-perennials for Austin (USDA Zone 8B)

 

Includes harvest window, size, habit, useage and other items of interest.

 

While this is intended primarily for Austin, these plants should do well in USDA Zone 8B.

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Summer Cover Crop Species Adapted to North-Central West Texas and Southwestern Oklahoma

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service

Technical Note No: TX-PM-14-01 - Plant Materials Technical Note 

January 2014 

 

This PDF publication lists techincal notes about many summer cover crop species. While the title says it is about plants "Adapted to North-Central West Texas and Southwestern Oklahoma", the species listed are not limited to those areas.

A sample article:

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Winter Cover Crop Species Adapted to North-Central West Texas and Southwestern Oklahoma

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service

Technical Note No: TX-PM-13-01 - Plant Materials Technical Note 

June 2013 

This PDF publication lists techincal notes about many winter cover crop species. While the title says it is about plants "Adapted to North-Central West Texas and Southwestern Oklahoma", the species listed are not limited to those areas.

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Cover Crops Solutions Chart

 

Cover Crops Solutions Chart

 

Use these charts as a general guide to help you choose the best cover crop for your growing situation.

Remember that this type of chart has inherent limitations. For example, although crimson clover is marked “Tolerates mowing,” you should not mow it in mid-late spring because it needs to grow during that time in order to re-seed itself.

Published by Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, Inc.

Movie time! Food Forests 101

Date: 
Sun, 08/17/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What is a food forest, and what does it look like in our backyard? Our neighborhood? Our community? What role do our feathered friends play in this perennial food system?

Bring a finger food snack to share and join us for a summer food movie and discussion at the Sustainable Food Center headquarters. We'll be watching excerpts from the Establishing a Food Forest with Geoff Lawton dvd (with permission for public viewing granted from the Permaculture Research Institute and EcoFilms Australia).

By Tom Harris, Ph.D.
The Hill Country Gardener

Malcolm Beck is a San Antonio organic gardening guru who is known all over the country. Over the last 50+ years he has developed six basic rules for people to follow in organic gardening.

The first rule is: always use the best adapted varieties for each environment. It makes so much sense to start with plants that have been proven to do well in our environment.

Gardens of the Ancients (Wholesale and Retail)

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512-272-8288

Gardens of the Ancients is an Herb Emporium and Nursery located in northeast Austin, only 15 miles from downtown. We are just outside the hustle and bustle of the city. Come and enjoy our working herb and vegetable gardens, large selection of dried herbs, live herb plants, fine handmade products, and most importantly, helpful service. Our prices are reasonable and we also provide wholesale pricing for other businesses.

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Native Texas Nursery (Wholesale)

Phone: 
(512) 276-9801

16019 Milo Rd
Austin, TX 78725
 

Native Texas Nursery has been providing high quality perennials, shrubs, and trees to landscapers and nurseries for over 22 years. 

We grow native plants and trees with a few non-natives that are well adapted to the Central Texas region.  Browse our catalog for more information on the species that we grow.

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