The Outdoor Apothecary is passionate about gardening and permaculture.
If you’re new to gardening or just need a refresher, this is the best place to find advice on everything from how to plant seeds to what is propagation, to sustainable gardening practices.
Growing plants for food and medicine can be one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and your family. Here you will find information on growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs along with sustainable gardening practices for a more self-sufficient lifestyle, closer to nature.
Permaculture gardening is a blueprint for sustainable practice in a garden, underpinned by a series of ethics and ideas. Rooted in a philosophy of harmony with nature, permaculture is all about making sure that what we do today does not have a negative impact on the world of tomorrow. Simply put, permaculture gardening is a holistic approach to gardening, and something we feel very strongly about.
Basically, Permaculture uses organic gardening and farming practices but it goes beyond these practices and integrates the garden and home to create a lifestyle that impacts less on the environment. … Permaculture brings production of food closer to consumers and the consumer’s wastes back into the cycle.
Discover the secrets to starting your own pumpkin patch with our comprehensive step-by-step guide! From selecting the perfect location to nurturing thriving pumpkin vines, this article covers everything you need to know. Unleash your passion for fall culture and create a successful pumpkin patch that thrives.
Unlock the secrets of a thriving pollinator garden with bee balm. Discover the 7 compelling reasons why this enchanting flower is a must-have for any garden enthusiast.
Discover the wonders of white clover in our latest blog article. Explore its ecological benefits, medicinal properties, and its role in creating a pollinator-friendly garden.
Learn how to create watering stations for pollinators in your yard or garden and provide essential hydration for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Help contribute to a healthier ecosystem right from your own backyard.
Unlock the Secrets of Permaculture Gardening: Explore the philosophy, principles, and methods of permaculture gardening in our comprehensive blog article. Discover its pros and cons, and learn how this sustainable approach can contribute to a greener future.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of propagating elderberry by cuttings, the tools you’ll need, the best times to take cuttings, and the step-by-step process for propagating elderberry by cuttings. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, propagating elderberry by cuttings is a simple and rewarding way to grow this wonderful plant.
Find all the information you need to prune an apple tree in this guide. Learn about the tools, types of pruning cuts, frequency of pruning, and aftercare for apple trees in this instructional guide.
Setting up a rainwater collection system is a simple and effective way to capture and store rainwater for future use. It is a great way to conserve water and reduce your water bills. Read on to learn how easy it is to set up a rain barrel and start collecting rainwater today!
Planning a raised bed garden can be a fun and rewarding experience! With the right know-how, you can have the garden of your dreams in no time. Learn how to design, build, and maintain a beautiful and productive raised bed garden that will provide you with fresh, organic produce all summer long!
Are you looking for a fast and affordable way to fill a raised garden bed and get started on your gardening journey? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll discuss the easiest and most cost-effective ways to fill a raised garden bed and get you growing in no time!
In this blog post, we’ll discuss the basics of hugelkultur, what makes it different from traditional raised beds, and the many benefits of this unique gardening technique. So, let’s get started!
Have you ever wanted to start your garden early? Well now you can, with the practice of winter sowing in milk jugs. You’ll be able to stay productive through the winter months and then hit the ground running as spring arrives.
In order to support bee populations, you need to ensure their habitat. Bees need water, shelter, pollen, and pesticide control if they are going to thrive. Follow these four easy steps for bee gardening in your own backyard!