Permaculture Growing Guide Blog

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Ginger Flowers are edible too!

Learn how to use them, because ginger flowers lend this beautiful high note to your spicy/sour base dishes that is unattainable from any other ingredient...

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How to Harvest Amaranth Seeds

Thank you to Rosita Arvigo for sharing how she grows and collects amaranth seeds, and how she uses the flowers and seeds in cooking.

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Growing Lettuce and How to Grow Lettuce in Hot Weather

Growing lettuce is relatively easy. While it's cool enough! To grow lettuce in hot weather you need to know a few tricks...

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Amaranth Plant, Grain and Leaves - Growing Amaranth as Food

The tropical amaranth plant, a delicious and nutritious food, is related to pigweed and to Love Lies Bleeding. Learn how to grow and eat all of them!

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How To Cook Amaranth Grain

Thank you to Nancy Weston for sharing how she uses amaranth grains, makes amaranth flour and for her super simple amaranth bread recipe.

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Growing Tropical Vegetables (Growing Vegetables In The Tropics)

When growing vegetables in a hot climate, grow tropical vegetable varieties. That's a lot easier than trying to...

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Growing Vegetables (And How To Grow Vegetables in Hot Weather)

How to grow vegetables: easy to grow vegetables, Asian and tropical vegetables, A-Z list, ...

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Growing Herbs and Spices

How to grow herbs and spices: pick the right herbs and spices for your climate... Easy to grow herbs, culinary herbs, medicinal herbs, A-Z list...

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What Is Fertilizer and How Does It Work?

Plants and fertilizer: fertilizer is plant food, and to really understand what is in fertilizer and how it works, let's compare it to people food...

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Growing Watermelons - How To Grow Watermelon Plants From Seed

Growing watermelons requires lots of space, lots of sun, lots of water and lots of nutrients. They are greedy things...

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Growing Chillies - How To Grow Chili Peppers From Seed

Chillies or chilis? Nevermind the different spellings, there are even more shapes, sizes and colours! Learn about growing chillis at home.

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Growing Mangoes - How To Grow Mango Trees From Seed

Learn how to grow mangoes, whether they come from a nursery or your own seed. Yes, growing mango trees from seed is easier than you may think.

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Growing Coriander: How To Grow Coriander From Seed, For Seeds

Growing coriander is just as easy as growing cilantro. Learn how to grow coriander leaf (= cilantro) and coriander seeds.

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Growing Cilantro: How To Grow Cilantro From Seed

Growing cilantro - or coriander as it is also called - is not rocket science. In my permaculture garden cilantro grows itself.

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Growing Basil: How To Grow Basil In Your Permaculture Garden

Thankfully growing basil is super easy in warm climates. Basil grows without fail, all year round, like a weed.

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Growing Fruits and Fruit Trees

How to grow fruits and fruit trees: easy to grow fruit, unusual and exotic fruit, A-Z list, planting and caring for trees...

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Growing Passionfruit With Permaculture Methods

They told me it's impossible to grow passionfruit here. They were wrong. Permaculture came to the rescue.

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The Permaculture Home Garden

Linda Woodrow's book, The Permaculture Home Garden, is an entertaining and very practical guide to growing stunningly beautiful food gardens. Read the full review.

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Permaculture Zones - Growing Zones In A Permaculture Design

Permaculture zones are the different growing zones in a permaculture design. A permaculture garden is divided into growing zones according to...

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How To Grow Passion Fruit? By Growing Passionfruit Seeds...

Growing passion fruit is quite easy. You can grow passionfruit from seed. However, in cooler climates you should...

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Growing Pigeon Peas, An Incredibly Versatile Permaculture Plant

The yummy pigeon pea has many uses in a permaculture garden. Not only is it an easy to grow staple food source, it also...

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Permaculture Books - Reviews

Reviews of the best permaculture books for home gardeners, for serious permaculturists, and for those just curious what it's all about.

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Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria - Rhizobia

There are many persistent myths about nitrogen fixing plants and their use in vegetable gardens. How often have you read that nitrogen hungry vegetables like...

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How To Grow Ginger? Growing Ginger Root Is Not That Hard...

How to grow ginger? Growing ginger requires little space, little resources and little knowledge. All you need is a piece of ginger...

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How To Grow Pineapples? Growing Pineapples Is Ridiculously Easy

You will be surprised: growing pineapple plants is a lot easier than you think. To grow pineapples all you need is...

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Growing Cashews, How To Grow Cashew Trees, Nuts And Apples

Growing cashews is the easy part. Cashew trees grow like weeds. Roasting cashew nuts to make them edible, now there's a challenge...

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Growing Bananas - How To Grow Banana Plants And Keep Them Happy

Learn how to grow bananas. Growing bananas does not take much effort, but it does require that you get a few things right when you first get started.

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What Is Permaculture? - Definition, Explanation, Examples

What Is Permaculture? How does it work? In my experience the official definitions often leave people confused. I'll explain it a bit more. Permaculture is...

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Growing Pineapples In A Permaculture Design

Tips, tricks and ideas for a permaculture garden. Let's see what pineapples have to offer to your permaculture design, and how other parts of your design can look after the needs of the pineapples.

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Pineapple Growing - Propagation, Planting And Care

Pineapple growing is easy: how to grow, propagate, care for and multiply pineapples, using tops, slips and suckers. Growing tips and strategies.

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Permaculture Principles - The Big Picture

These permaculture principles form the core of the permaculture philosophy, and they are the basis of your garden design.

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Permaculture Principles IV: Turn Problems into Solutions

This permaculture principle is summed up in one of Bill Mollison's most popular quotes: You don't have a snail problem, you have...

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Growing Permaculture Plants

Permaculture plant portraits, growing advice and design ideas. These plants are popular in home permaculture gardens because...

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Permaculture Design Principles VI: Design Scale And Use Of Space

The scale of permaculture designs, how to maximise use of space, and the most common beginner mistake.

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Permaculture Design Principles V: Design For Diversity

Permaculture design for diversity: keep pests and diseases at bay, make the birds and lizards happy, and bag a record harvest.

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Permaculture Design Principles III: Relative Location

The permaculture principle of relative location is where that whole permaculture design thing starts to come together: let nature do the work!

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Permaculture Design Principle II - Multiple Functions

The permaculture principle of multiple functions is the best way for beginners to start thinking (and understanding) the permaculture way.

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Permaculture Design - Principles And Guidelines For Your Design

You don't need to be a landscape designer or certified permaculturist to apply these permaculture design principles...

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How To Grow Sweet Potatoes? Growing Sweet Potatoes The Easy Way

How to grow sweet potato vines? As you will see, growing sweet potatoes is very easy, and they are the most nutritious...

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How To Grow Papaya: Growing Papaya From Seeds

Growing papaya from seed - the easiest way to ensure a year round supply of papaya from your garden.

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Permaculture Growing Guide - Site Map

All the information in the Permaculture Growing Guide at one glance. Use this site map to locate the information you are looking for.

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Growing Ginger In A Permaculture Design

Where And How Does Ginger Fit Into A Permaculture Design? The ideal companion for ginger is...

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The Earth User's Guide To Permaculture

Rosemary Morrow's Earth User's Guide To Permaculture is a complete permaculture course in book form. Read the full review.

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