Building a Raised Garden Bed With Wood Sides From a Pine Tree

Building a raised garden bed with wood sides from a pine tree

3 Part Video Series on Building a Raised Garden Bed Now that our house is mostly finished and we are living on the homestead, It’s time to put in a garden. We would love to go big but the truth is, I haven’t managed a garden in almost 20 years. We decided to start with a single raised garden bed …

Homestead Plant Of The Week | 004 | Lila Avocado

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 ever seen an avocado …

Raised Comfrey Bed | Part 2

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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 agricultural no-dig gardening technique that …

Raised Comfrey Bed | Part 1

Building a raised comfrey bed

This weekend we started preparing a Raised Comfrey Bed to plant this spring. This bed has a couple purposes. 1: The comfrey leaves will be sold to midwives in East Texas to be used in their practice. 2: The comfrey roots will be harvested and sold as cuttings for propagation. If you’re not familiar with this amazing plant, learn more …