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The Self-Sufficient Backyard
Starting a garden is one of the most exciting and rewarding … and frustrating things I have done. When things go well, eating home-grown produce is the best food ever. But there are so many things that can go wrong too. Here are five mistakes you can easily avoid when starting your garden.
A greenhouse is an important addition to any garden in a cold climate. The greenhouse allows you to extend the short season and protect sensitive plants. In addition, you can grow plants that would not otherwise thrive in our latitudes.
The climate changes we have experienced in recent years make the growing season unpredictable. We can no longer take for granted old thumbs of rules as to when to sow and what to sow when.
My balcony has an odd shape, and I’ve found it difficult to get planter boxes that utilize the space well. I’ve tried many different variations of smaller boxes but was never really happy with them.
Studying and trying to learn as much as I can about permaculture, I decided to sign up as a volunteer at the Nordic Permaculture Festival this year. The festival was located in Iceland and that suited me just perfect, as I have wanted to visit Iceland for many years.