Food Forest Garden Update WV April 2017

This post is a Food Forest Garden Update WV April 2017.  It shows my two-year-old food forest, goes over some of the plants in the garden, and shows some of the supporting features in the forest garden.Great Escape Farms...

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Epi081 Great Escape Farms Podcast – Raspberry Pruning Basics

This post covers Epi081 Great Escape Farms Podcast - Raspberry Pruning Basics, Hardy Banana Spring Preparation, Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees, Permaculture and Homesteading Q and A Series No2, and The Week in Review.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon!...

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Permaculture and Homesteading Q and A Series No2

This post is Permaculture and Homesteading Q and A Series No2.  Topics covered include first flush downspout water diverter, water catchment, rainwater harvesting, hardwood cuttings, protecting plants from deer, Michael Judd’s straw bale house, seed starting indoors, and cell...

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Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees

This video is about pruning overgrown apple trees.  This is not the way that you prune an apple orchard yearly.  The tree shown here has been pruned once in the last eight years and is quite overgrown.Great Escape Farms...

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Hardy Banana Spring Preparation

This video is about Hardy Banana Spring Preparation and what needs to be done to prepare the hardy banana (Must basjoo) for spring.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon! If you enjoy our work and want to help support...

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Raspberry Pruning Basics | Spring Raspberry Pruning | Rubus idaeus

This post is about Raspberry Pruning Basics | Spring Raspberry Pruning | Rubus idaeus.  We first go over the different type of canes, then we get into the actual pruning.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon! If you...

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Epi080 Great Escape Farms Podcast

This post covers Epi080 Great Escape Farms Podcast - Making Garden Huckleberry Pie, Nursery Operations Keeping Plants Dormant, Indoor Plantings Update, Hydroplanet Fluorescent Grow Light Product Review, Permaculture and Homesteading Q and A Series No1, and The Week in...

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Permaculture and Homesteading Q and A Series No1

This post is Permaculture and Homesteading Q and A Series No1.  Topics covered include transplanting trees, cell phone relay, winter propagation, planting paw paw seeds, building a cheap greenhouse, and red wiggler compost bin.Great Escape Farms is now on...

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Hydroplanet Fluorescent Grow Light Product Review

This is a Hydroplanet Fluorescent Grow Light Product Review.  We will go over the product datasheet and discuss my experiences with this product.  This review covers the Hydroplanet™ T5 4ft 8lamp Fluorescent HO Bulbs Included for Indoor Horticulture Gardening...

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Indoor Plantings Update – Plants Started in the Basement

This post is an Indoor Plantings Update from the backyard nursery at Great Escape Farms.  All of the plants I’m talking about today were planted in the basement under grow lights in February.  I’m also planting several trays of...

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