Raised Beds

6 Reasons Why I Chose Clover as a Living Mulch

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I mentioned in my post about building raised beds that I chose to add New Zealand white clover to the edges of the raised bed to act as a living mulch.First off, I should explain what a living mulch is, and how it differs from a cover crop: “A living mulch is a cover crop [...]

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How to Build a Raised Bed with Grass Sod Walls

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Pictured Above: Here are our finished raised beds before planting. All together there are 7 beds, all roughly 5′ x 9′, totalling about 450 sq feet. It’s May, and I need to overhaul a large section of the yard to make way for this year’s vegetables.  I have big plans in store for replacing the [...]

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Seattle Homestead Goals for Year 1

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We have a huge list of things we’d like to accomplish here at the homestead, but to keep things in perspective I’m creating a list of project goals for 2011. Take Care of Zone Zero – I’m going to have more information on the permaculture concept of zones soon, but for now a quick link [...]

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