Permaculture Tips and Tricks

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A Southern Night story Kirsten Growing tomatoes in the hot, humid south is an intricate dance of planting in raised beds to avoid floods, dodging diseases and beating the heat. But, the rewards are huge. I spent a decade growing...read more 07/25/2013 0
Always add vitamins and electrolytes to water for newly hatched chicks! Kirsten Always add vitamins and electrolytes to water for newly hatched chicks. If they don't receive enough vitamin E in the first 8 weeks, or so, their brains may not develop properly; they may exhibit...read more 07/21/2013 0
Soil Amendments Kirsten When we create organic gardens we usually add rock dust and other things to make the soil better for gardening. These amendments are intended to support the soil food web, rather than harming it.
The...read more
07/21/2013 0
Farmers Trees
selwyn
I gathered together some recent messages from the austinperm listserver:
Kirby commenting on permablitzes:
Each blitz usually consists of us building 48 to 120 linear feet of berm and swale, planting...read more
07/17/2013 0
Chickens for newbies
selwyn
Check out this cool video for newbie chicken owners at http://www.groworganic.com/omega-3-chicken-forage-blend-irrigated.html
She does a really nice job of summarizing how to get started with...read more
05/3/2013 0
Solar Cooking Tips jnazak The solar oven is sort of like a crock pot that needs no electricity! You can slow-cook all sorts of dishes in it -- meat, fish, vegetables, rice. You can also bake cookies and bread. But the solar...read more 01/10/2013 0
Use the Sun To Heat Water for Washing jnazak Using a large, thin-walled black pot, you can have hot water in a couple of hours on a sunny day, even without a solar oven. (And with the solar oven, it is even quicker.) Water-heating is one of the...read more 01/9/2013 0
The Sunny Side of Cooking solar cookbook now available Guest (not verified) What if there was a year-round method of cooking that was low cost, powered by sunlight, non-polluting, and easy to do even in college dorms, apartment balconies and off-the-grid locations?
There is...read more
01/8/2013 0
Controlling mites and lice on chickens
selwyn
This is one way to control mites and lice on chickens. The chickes can be reinfected by wild birds visiting your coop. They are easy to get rid of. Buy (any pet store including HEB or any online pet...read more 01/8/2013 0
Cleanup small oil spill Guest (not verified) If you ever have an oil spill or really anything that isn’t an elemental poison (lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.) in an area near where you’re growing food drench it with molasses and water or, if it’s...read more 08/25/2010 0

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