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How to covers topics on permaculture principles, forest garden design, unusual food plants, and any other topics.

Large Rainwater Harvesting System Upgrade part 4

This Large Rainwater Harvesting System Upgrade part 4 goes over the upper section of a large rainwater harvesting system.  The video goes over the Rain Diverter, Leaf Eater, and First Flush Downspout Water Diverter.Great Escape Farms is now on...

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How to Open a Swimming Pool Diatomaceous Earth (DE) type filter

How to Open a Swimming Pool is about the procedures I use to open the in-ground swimming pool.  I did a post and video on how to winterize your pool back in the fall.  This process takes you from...

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Propagating Raspberries from Primocanes

Propagating Raspberries is a "how to" on propagating raspberries from suckers of the original mother plant, also known as primocanes.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon!  If you enjoy our work and want to help support us, please check...

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Large Rainwater Harvesting System Upgrade part 3

Large Rainwater Harvesting System Upgrade part 3 is the third in a multipart series on upgrading my rainwater harvesting system from 1200 gallons to 4500 gallons.  This video shows the lower half of the plumbing.Great Escape Farms is now...

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Large Rainwater Harvesting System Upgrade part 2

Large Rainwater Harvesting System Upgrade part 2 is the second in a multipart series on upgrading my rainwater harvesting system from 1200 gallons to 4500 gallons.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon!  If you enjoy our work and want...

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More Groundhog Repellent and Deterrent

More Groundhog Repellent and Deterrent gives you an update on the groundhog that I have been waging war with for the last two plus years.  He has been burrowing under my deck for the last four years and didn’t...

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Pruning Muscadine Grape Vines now for More Fruit later

Pruning Muscadine Grape Vines is about trimming two muscadine grape vines in the winter before they bud out.  Grapes and Muscadines only fruit on new wood, so you need to trim them regularly to keep the vines fruiting at...

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Companion Planting and Fruit Tree Fair Workshop Notes

On Saturday April 15th 2017, I attended the Baltimore City Fruit Tree Fair where I presented a Companion Planting Workshop.  In the companion planting workshop, I went into a few plants that go together and explained the concepts of...

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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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Nursery Operations Keeping Plants Dormant

This post is titled Nursery Operations Keeping Plants Dormant.  It covers what a nursery needs to do if they ship bare root plants to extend their shipping season.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon! If you enjoy our work...

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