How To

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

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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Making Garden Huckleberry Pie | Making Wonder Berry Pie

Today we are Making Garden Huckleberry Pie or as some would call it Wonder Berry Pie.  In this post, we give you an overview of where my berries came from and then we demonstrate how to make the pie.Great...

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Seed Starting Indoors to Save Money

This is a Seed Starting Indoors to Save Money post.  It shows you how I plant and grow my young annual and perennial plants indoors while it is below freezing outside.  This allows me to get a head start...

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My Favorite Smoothie Recipe

This post gives you My Favorite Smoothie Recipe and shows some neat tricks and tips on quickly making smoothies.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon! If you enjoy our work and want to help support us, please check out...

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How To Make Elderberry Syrup

This article focuses on How To Make Elderberry Syrup using the water bath canning method.  This is a repost from an article I did last year, but now includes a YouTube video at the bottom.Great Escape Farms is now...

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