Micro Swale | End of Summer Video Review

October 15, 2015


Hey y’all. I wanted to give you a look at how the micro swale made it through the summer. It wasn’t until the end of summer that we got the water well up and running. The plants and trees did really good considering how little rain we received. The video’s a little longer than most so feel free to use the fast forward feature to get through it a little quicker.

Learn about growing avocado in Texas

Growing Avocado in Texas Without the avocado, would there be Tex-Mex? It’s hard to say. I for one find it hard to imagine eating such food without the rich, creamy addition that avocado brings to the table. With that said, it’s rare to find an avocado tree in Texas. In fact, I don’t know if I’ve […]

Learn How to Prevent Weeds in Flower Beds Organically!

April 6, 2015


Are you looking for a way to prevent weeds in flower beds and gardens?

If you’re like most, you struggle with how to prevent weeds in flower beds and gardens. Many people simply use herbicides to kill off any unwanted weeds or grass. This will work, but it introduces an unnecessary toxin to your yard that isn’t good for you, your kids, your pets, or the earth.

Alternatively, you can prevent weeds in flower beds organically with the use of cardboard and wood mulch.

Raised Comfrey Bed Part 2 Hero Image

In part two of the Raised Comfrey Bed series, we finish up the bed construction. The primary focus of this episode was to sheet mulch over the soil. Click this link if you missed Raised Comfrey Bed | Part 1. So what is sheet mulching? Here’s a good definition from Wikipedia. In permaculture, sheet mulching is an […]

What is comfrey and why should you grow it?

What is comfrey and why should every homestead and gardener grow it? In my opinion, comfrey is a miracle plant. It is easy to grow, lives for decades, makes some of the best plant-based fertilizer known to man, has been traditionally used to heal wounds and broken bones, mines hard to get minerals, creates heaps […]

Experimental Mini Hand Dug Swale

September 18, 2014


Early this year I started building an experimental mini hand dug swale. Any East Texas gardener will tell you that you can’t make it through the summer without irrigation so I set out to put that statement to the test.

Here’s a video series on my experimental mini hand dug swale.

The video above shows the comfrey plants and root cuttings coming up after being in the ground for about two weeks. If you’re thinking to yourself, what is comfrey, click this link and learn all about comfrey and it’s amazing benefits.