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family-man determined to get his family to self-sufficiency while
entering the Mayas - New Golden Age of December 21, 2012. See what it
takes to transform a home, yard and old habits by becoming involved in
such things. This website is a journal, as well as a guide, to new way
February 26, 2011
One of my favourite new magazine is Urban Farm. In this months
issue is a DIY to build an inexpensive lighting stand. Since
I didn't have a reliable lighting stand I thought this may be right
for me. Check out the video!
February 26, 2011
Week 13 before average date of last frost.
Time to start my indoor seedlings for my
'Perennial herb layer' in the Permaculture Food Forest! Here are the
selections of herbs I've chosen: Rosemary, Oregano, Sage, Thyme, Chives
and Lavender. I'm looking for a few more herb seeds (Lemon Balm,
Tarragon) but for the most part I'm done until March 28th when I have to
start the peppers.
February 25, 2011
Week 14-13 before average date of last frost.
Spring is in
the air! Well...not really. That doesn't mean I can't get
I purchased a new book by Ron & Jennifer Kujawski titled: Week-by-Week
Vegetable Gardener's Handbook. The title pretty much describes the
book. It starts about 20-15 weeks before last frost and walks you
through the steps of what needs to be done every week of the season.
I really needed some weekly guidance and I think I found my way via this
Although I am a little behind, starting at 13 weeks out, I am pretty
much on schedule due to the fact I already have my seeds, raised beds
and cold frame from last year.
Here are the steps that need to be done this weekend:
Place seed orders (DONE)
Make germinating Mix
Order Asparagus crowns (Planted last
Parsley, Thyme & all Perennials -
Sow seeds indoors.
Leek & Sweet Spanish onions - Plant in
This is also a good time to
seed Broccoli but...I didn't have any luck with
it last year and frankly, for what you get, it
takes up way to much space.