You can grow Arctic Frost Satsuma in Texas

You Can Grow Citrus in Texas! For years, I’ve dreamed about growing citrus on my East Texas homestead. It’s true that you can do fancy things with micro climates and what not. If fact, there’s no doubt that with the permaculture toolkit that I’ve acquired, I could probably grow an orange or two. But how much […]

Eating a plum instantly takes me back to my childhood. As a young boy, I loved eating this deliciously juicy, sweet, and sometimes tart fruit. Back then I thought a plum was a plum. To be honest, It was only a couple years ago when I realized that fruit came in different varieties. It was only recently […]

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.