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.
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.
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.
Learn the basics of growing Zucchini and Yellow Squash including information on spacing, planting depth, and weather conditions.
The Food Forest is an innovative new way of eating that combines organic farming with permaculture principles. Learn more about its benefits!
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Lemon balm plant is an herbal ally worth preserving and harvesting. Here are some tips on how to harvest, dry and preserve this amazing plant ally.
Many of us look at our yards as a place to grow food or flowers, but not necessarily for wildlife. We fail to consider that