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

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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Sustainable Homesteading in Maryland Part 2

This is a Sustainable Homesteading in Maryland Part 2.  I took the video and it was quite long so I had to break it up into three parts.  Part 1 and 2 are a walk around the outside of...

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Sustainable Homesteading in Maryland Part 1 – Pasadena Maryland

This is a Sustainable Homesteading in Maryland Part 1.  I took the video and it was quite long so I had to break it up into three parts.  Part 1 and 2 are a walk around the outside of...

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Hardwood Cutting Propagation | Winter Plant Propagation

Today I’m going to talk about Hardwood Cutting Propagation or Winter Plant Propagation.  This is basically a ‘how to’ of rooting cuttings in the winter time with very little effort.  But first, let’s talk a little terminology. Here’s the terminology...

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Planting Paw Paw Seeds | Asimina triloba

Welcome to another Great Escape Farms blog post.  Today we are talking about planting paw paw seeds.  But first, some basics on the paw paw tree. The Basics The paw paw tree, with a botanical name of Asimina triloba, is a...

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Shiitake Mushroom Growing Kit Product Review

This is a Shiitake Mushroom Growing Kit Product Review.  The kit is intended to be grown in the house to get organic fresh Shiitake mushrooms. The Kit The kit includes spore infused grow medium, humidity tent & instructions.  The grow medium...

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Transplanting Plant Suckers

This post is about Transplanting Plant Suckers. We describe what a sucker is, the difference between a sucker and rooted cuttings and how to transplant suckers. Elderberries I have a number of elderberry plants at my Pasadena, MD homestead.  There is...

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November 2016 Sustainable Homestead Update

The November 2016 Sustainable Homestead Update is a split weekend update.  By that I mean it covers projects from both the WV and MD homesteads.Groundhog Update The groundhog is still trying to get under the deck.  He has been digging...

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