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Super Efficient Irrigation

With buried clay pots
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:57 PM

An interesting concept of providing controlled irrigation to plants through the use of unglazed clay pots buried in you garden space or on larger scale food production fields.

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How to Install Raised Garden Beds

A 1-manpower project
Monday, July 15, 2013, 9:32 PM

If you've been intending to become a gardener but aren't quite sure yet how to get started, this how-to guide is for you.

It chronicles the steps that I successfully followed to put in my own garden this year, all while working hard on the site and traveling frequently with Chris. From start to finish, it was a one-manpower project.

Hopefully this guide will give you the direction, inspiration, and confidence that you, too, can do this. » Read more

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Introduction to Hugelkultur

How to build irrigation-free raised beds
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 9:16 PM

A gardening method that incorporates covered piles of biomass to help store and manage water use more efficiently.  An interesting concept to explore.  Anyone have experience with it? » Read more

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Installing a Drip Irrigation System

An inexpensive system to save money and water.
Monday, June 25, 2012, 12:30 PM

The garden beds are dug.  The soil has be amended with organic compost and natural fertilizers.  Plants are in and starting to grow.  All they need is the warming rays of the sun and plenty of water.  Ensuring that my plants get enough water while being mindful of water usage in now my main priority.  It is time to install a drip irrigation system for the first time. » Read more

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Setting up a Rain Barrel System to Water a Garden

Perfect for raised beds and square-foot gardens
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 1:06 PM

A wonderful DIY tutorial with beautiful pictures and excellent instructions for a rain barrel setup for watering a raised-bed garden.