Basic Principles

Basic Principles are items that you should be aware of how to when you create a forest garden or do anything else on the farm.

Protecting Plants From Deer

Protecting Plants From Deer How does one go about protecting plants from deer?  They will eat your fruit, plants, and garden produce before you get a chance to reach for them.The whitetail deer is a nasty four-legged apple eating machine. ...

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Hugelkultur Permaculture Garden

Hugelkultur Permaculture Garden This post discuses what a Hugelkultur Permaculture Garden is and how to make one.  There are quite a few pictures included to give you an idea of what I'm doing while putting this together.Hugelkultur, pronounced Hoo-gul-culture, is...

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Forest Garden Design – A part of Permaculture

So what is all this Forest Garden Design Stuff This post explains what forest garden design is and gives examples and pictures of plants in a forest garden design and even touches on companion planting.A “forest garden” and a “food...

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Beneficial Insects Rove Beetles and Fireflies

Beneficial Insects Rove Beetles and Fireflies Beneficial insects are insects that help in some way in the garden.  This could be by eating pest insects that would otherwise cause harm to your plants or it could be because they help...

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Food Forest Design Update, Deer Issues, Mulching

Food Forest Design Update, Deer Issues, Mulching This blog is going to cover updates on Great Escape Farms to include Food Forest Design Update, Deer Issues, Mulching and more.  I will be doing another blog post right after this one...

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Permaculture Plant Guilds Plants helping Plants

Permaculture Plant Guilds Plants helping Plants Permaculture Plant Guilds Plants helping Plants are A Permaculture Technique of grouping plants that work together to support one another to the fullest.A plant guild is a grouping of plants that work together to...

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Companion Planting is Plants helping Plants

Companion Planting is Plants helping Plants This blog post on companion planting is more of a guide for future planting than a “good read”.  It is intended as a tool for you to used when planting next spring.  Below we...

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Beneficial Insects, Ground Beetle, Clerid Beetles, Soldier Beetles

Beneficial Insects, Ground Beetle, Clerid Beetles, Soldier Beetles This post provides information on Beneficial Insects, Ground Beetle, Clerid Beetles, Soldier Beetles.  Three beneficial insects for the garden are Ground Beetles, Clerid Beetles, and Soldier Beetle.  Some are beneficial simply by...

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Beneficial Insects, Assassin Bug and Lady Bug

Beneficial Insects, Assassin Bug and Lady Bug This blog post provides information on Beneficial Insects, Assassin Bug and Lady Bug. Beneficial insects are insects that do more good for a garden than harm.  They may eat pest insects or they...

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Winterize the Estate | Getting Ready for Winter

Winterize the Estate | Getting Ready for Winter This article is about how to Winterize the Estate | Getting Ready for Winter.  I will cover what I do to winterize my pond, pool, outside cold sensitive plants, garden, and what...

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