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.
Propagating Elderberry in 10 Easy Steps
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.
How To Prune An Apple Tree: An Easy Step-By-Step Guide
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.
6 Easy Steps to Setting Up a Rain Barrel Rainwater Collection System
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!
The Best Guide to Planning a Raised Bed Garden
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!
3 Cheap and Easy Ways to fill a raised garden bed
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!
Hugelkultur: An Amazing Permaculture Gardening Technique
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!
Winter Sowing in Milk Jugs: The Easy Way To Start Seeds
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.
Bee Gardening: 4 Essential Elements for Happy, Healthy Bees
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!
Bee Gardens: 12 Essential Native Plants Bees Love
You can make a huge difference in the lives of bees by planting bee gardens. Here are some tips for good bee-friendly gardening.
Root Cellar: Preserving a Bountiful Harvest
Using a root cellar is a great way to preserve your garden’s bounties. A root cellar makes it easy to keep your food on hand for as long as possible, making it possible to preserve home-grown goodness long term, even through the winter.
Saving seeds: Why It’s Important and How To Do It
Saving seeds isn’t hard – it just takes a little bit of knowledge. Here are all your questions answered and tips for becoming a successful seed saver!
Garden Prep for Winter: 10 Easy Ways to Get Ready
This fall garden prep for winter checklist consists of 10 things you can do to prepare your garden for winter and an abundant growing season to come.
Gardening in the Winter: Tips for Success
Check out these tips for how to keep gardening in the winter so you can skip the produce aisle and enjoy fresh ingredients all winter long.
20 Hardiest Cold Weather Crops to Grow in Fall and Winter
This ultimate guide to cold weather crops for fall and winter gardening in Connecticut discusses the vegetables and fruits that you can grow there in the winters and discusses ways to extend the growing season.
6 Excellent Reasons Why You Need Joe Pye Weed In Your Garden
A native plant that provides many benefits to your garden, joe pye weed is a versatile addition. This native plant attracts pollinators while being low maintenance and beautiful.