How to build raised garden beds if you're cheap and lazy
do marigolds around the outside border of the beds like these purple flowers to deter pests.
Inexpensive, temporary cold frame for those without a garden greenhouse, from http://urbanhomesteaders.tumblr.com/post/51472948123/how-to-build-an-inexpensive-cold-frame-in-under-30
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Fruit tree polycultures, or 'guilds' - Central food producer planted with dynamic accumulators, nitrogen-fixers, ground covers, insectaries.
Tree Guilds: A combination of multi-functioning plants around a fruit or nut tree or shrub to be mutually beneficial [Comfrey shown].
Three Sisters Garden plan. Corn, beans, and pumpkins. This is a Native American planting plan- all three work well together to provide plant support and ground cover benefits.
Fruit tree guilds - something for me to keep in mind for my apple trees
permaculture spiral how-to
Permaculture Guilds: The Basics ~ A permaculture guild is the intentional grouping of plants to create a community or ecosystem. This creates relationships between the plants and helps boost the resiliency of the system.