General Garden

Building a Rain Garden – and it actually works

I’ve always had an unusual interest in water control – particularly surface water flow control. I would like to build a dam across the ravine at some point to stop that big problem, but for now, a smaller problem. In the course of constructing the house and surrounding retaining walls at the farm, it accidentally …

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Misting Bed

With my plans to expand my propogation of plant cuttings for operations like building a hedge, I built a mist bed to start them in. Well, I haven’t installed the actual mist heads yet, just the sand bed. I’m a bit behind posting, more engaged with doing projects than sharing them. Construction was quite simple, …

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Cold Frames Need Insulation/Wind Protection: Measuring the Benefits of a Cold Frame

I somehow failed to take and upload any pictures of my cold frame in operation, so here have a stock photo of a similar one. Mine, however, was placed high up on our ‘fortress’ raised bed, exposed to winds. Cold frames have a long history as an agricultural tool to expand the growing season, in …

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