Last year, I started to experiment with aquaponics so I could continue to grow fresh food during the winter months. I learned that with a little know-how, growing fresh fruits and vegetables is not only possible but easy to do.
Hugelkultur is a method of building a garden bed that is consistent with permaculture principles in that it uses natural materials that you may have around your yard and will hold in moisture so less watering is needed.
Jillian just moved to a new home, in this piece she shares the science & techniques behind quickly creating garden beds by using newsprint & good topsoil to decompose grass. Within a few weeks you will have rich soil to plant heat-loving veg. plants!