General

This category covers all topics that do not directly fit into permaculture principles, forest garden design, and unusual food plants.

Harvesting Jerusalem Artichoke Sunchoke

This Harvesting Jerusalem Artichoke Sunchoke post explains how to harvest this interesting tuberous plant and how to store and prepare the tubers.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon!  If you enjoy our work and want to help support us,...

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Blackberry Primocane Blackberry Floricane

This Blackberry Primocane Blackberry Floricane post explains and shows the difference between the two canes on this perennial plant with biennial canes.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon!  If you enjoy our work and want to help support us,...

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Food Forest Weeding or Forest Garden Weeding

Food Forest Weeding or Forest Garden Weeding is about advantaging wanted plants and disadvantaging weeds in the first two years of a food forest.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon!  If you enjoy our work and want to help...

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Large Rainwater Harvesting System Upgrade

Large Rainwater Harvesting System Upgrade is about my 1200 gallon to 4500 Rainwater Harvesting System Upgrade.  I’m in the process of moving from four 300-gallon IBC totes to three 1550-gallon water storage tanks.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon!...

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Unusual Edible Plants to Grow in Full Bloom at the Homestead

This video shows our Unusual Edible Plants to Grow in Full Bloom.  We take a walk through the urban homestead and look at all of the unusual edible plants that are integrated into the landscape that are currently blooming.Great...

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Epi082 Great Escape Farms Podcast – Food Forest Garden Update, Companion Planting and Fruit Tree Fair Workshop Notes

This post covers Epi082 Great Escape Farms Podcast - Food Forest Garden Update, Companion Planting and Fruit Tree Fair Workshop Notes, Sustainable Homesteading in WV, Pruning Muscadine Grape Vines, and The Week in Review.Great Escape Farms is now on...

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Sustainable Homesteading in WV Spring 2017

Sustainable Homesteading in WV Spring 2017 goes over several topics including an update on the groundhog, organizing the shed, Winter Propagation Bed Transplanting, garden cleanup, and paw paw tree mulching.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon! If you enjoy our...

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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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Michael Judds Round Straw Bale House

This post is about Michael Judds Round Straw Bale House.  Michael explains the construction and efficiencies of his round straw bale house.  They have been working on this project for five years now and are finally living in it. ...

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Sustainable Homesteading in Maryland Part 3 – Inside Projects

This is a Sustainable Homesteading in Maryland Part 3 - Inside Projects.  Part 3 is the last in this series and focuses on the inside projects.  Part 1 and 2 were posted previously and shows outside project as well...

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