At my permaculture design course last weekend the guest speaker was Douglas Bullock, of the well-known Bullock Brothers Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island. Douglas was lecturing on the overall topic of soil, and specifically spoke about nitrogen-fixing plants, sheet mulching, microclimates, and last but not least, orchard design and his personal fruit tree recommendations for [...]
Half of the activity that happens here at Seattle Homestead is gardening related. Below you’ll find all of the posts in the gardening category of the site. Keep in mind that we are located in West Seattle, which has a very specific climate compared to the rest of the country. We have moderate winters with overcasts skies and plenty of moisture, and our summers are dry and short. Therefore we tend to focus on varieties of plants that can handle those conditions. That said, most of our gardening practices can be applied anywhere.