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.
5 Best Garden Cover Crops for Fall
The fall season is the ideal time to plant garden cover crops. If you’re looking for an easy way to improve soil structure and fertility, these are the best garden cover crops for fall.
How to Easily Grow Zucchini and Yellow Squash from Seed
Learn the basics of growing Zucchini and Yellow Squash including information on spacing, planting depth, and weather conditions.
Easy Steps to Creating A Food Forest In Your Backyard
The Food Forest is an innovative new way of eating that combines organic farming with permaculture principles. Learn more about its benefits!
Amazing Yarrow Plant: The Native Herb with Surprising Uses
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Composting 101: An Easy Composting How To Guide
Making homemade compost is easy with this composting how to guide. Learn how to make, use and care for effective compost that will boost plant growth in your garden, while helping you be more sustainable!
Easy Ways To Create A Pollinator Garden
Creating a pollinator garden will benefit every living creature and help keep our planet healthy.
Harvesting Lemon Balm Plant and 3 Easy Drying Methods
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.
Gardening as a Therapy and 6 Easy Herbs to Grow
Gardening as a therapy. As we plant and tend to our garden, we feel connected to the earth, to life, and most of all, connected to ourselves.
13 Reasons Why Native Plants Are Best: A Wildlife Gardener’s Perspective
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
How to Turn Your Yard Into an Amazing Certified Wildlife Habitat and Botanical Sanctuary
Why and how to turn your yard into a certified wildlife habitat and botanical sanctuary.
Bare Root Fruit Trees—The Cheap Way to Grow Your Own Fruit
Bare root fruit trees are cheaper than container-grown trees, easier to plant and the first-year survival rate is much higher. In this article, we explain what bare root trees are, how to plant them, and how to care for them after planting.
The Best Guide to Growing a Lemon Tree Indoors
Everything you need to know about growing a lemon tree indoors. From watering and fertilizing to potting and pruning, we’ve got you covered.
Easy DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden
Growing your own herbs is a great way to save money and have access to fresh, organic produce year-round. This craft uses common household items and can be done in as little as one day!
The 6 Basics of Permaculture Design: Sustainable Gardening
This article aims to share the basics of permaculture gardening and how to start a sustainable garden.
Permaculture Gardening: for Amazing Results
Growing your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs utilizing the principles of permaculture gardening is a great way to live closer to nature.
If you are a gardener looking to live more sustainably, then permaculture will be for you. Simply put, it is a way to live sustainably by working with nature to grow your own food.