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Location: Central Wyoming -zone 4
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I'm starting to get cabin fever really bad lol, even though I've spent a lot this winter inside
This thread is full of beautiful picture to lift ones spirit mid-winter:)
Also... Woo hoo! Tenth page! What a massive thread!
 
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Location: Italy
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Very nice photos....congrats to you all
 
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First try getting my photo here ...
Experiment: rainwater flows through a gutter into the small pond (with marsh plants around it). Over and next to the gutter I placed concrete tiles. Filled with cut and found wood (branches), then soil is added. It's not et ready, but will be in time for the planting season. The hilly side is sunny (south-eastern). I hope to grow pumpkins, tomatoes, peppers and more there.

Whene there are new photos I'll show here.
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden
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Now the shadow of the tree is just falling on the 'hugel', but most of the time it's in the sun. Soon the time will come for the new plants to be planted on the hugel. They are 'getting used to the outdoors' now, but during the night they go back indoors.
 
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This is in California, Zone 9B. The front module is the newest, planted about nine months ago. It's mostly spinach and beets, but I've also got a wee new apple tree in there, along with some wildflowers, some thyme, and a hibiscus plant. The second module deep is the part that's blooming with irises. It also has blueberry bushes, naked ladies, garlic, daffodils, crocuses, geranium, Mexican primrose, an Asian Pear Tree, and plenty of other random little things. The back module is the oldest, and is full of four gargantuan artichoke plants, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, a Bartlett pear tree, more geranium, English lavender, chocolate mint, chickweed, rose bushes, and miscellaneous other stuff.

These are the garden beds that I'm planting, module by module, to take over my front lawn. I practice daily planting, so I'm always sticking something new into the mix.
 
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Mark Boucher wrote:Let's see if this works...


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First year and first attempt at no till and in my front yard too. I hate mowing and love the way this turned out. This is last year's garden and looking forward to filling in some voids this year. The fill is coffee grounds and chop n drop.
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In the beginning, Japanese Maple
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Mandela Garden, year 1
 
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Still early for my neck of the woods. But I have some pretty little baby photos. The first true leaves on my red and blue kale respectively.




 
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Springspringspring! Took a walk around in the rain today to see what's sprouting.
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Yarrow's back.
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Mammoth melting peas
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Forsythia for the bees and for privacy
 
Kris Mendoza
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Here are a few more...
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"Jajarkot" experiment a la Gaia's Garden, with kale that survived the winter
 
Kris Mendoza
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More life returning...
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Early perennial blooms... What is this called?
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Columbine!
 
Linda Listing
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Skirret, a perennial vegetable, is up early.
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One of our lovely elms:

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Kris, the perennial flower with spotted leaves is lungwort - Pulmonaria. Lovely for shade.
 
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I am a sucker for macro shots of little plants. Here a a few I like from this week.














Cheers!
 
Tyler Ludens
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Such sprightly sprigs!

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Alex Abbott wrote:Compost power!



"Compressed and liquefied gases" HAHAHAHAHA!!! Awesome.
 
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Inspiring and educational. Here's from 2 seasons ago, before we moved.
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Proof onions and tomatoes love each other.
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There be fresh brussels under there!
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Three odd sisters: beets, dry beans, and parsnip. Awesome harvest.
 
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Hi! My name is Chema and I am new here!
I live in central Spain and I am starting a food forest here, since October 2015. I share with you some pics of the process:
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A general view. Mostly fruit trees. Some black locusts and leguminous plants and bushes. Comfrey and different things here and there.
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Amit Enventres
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Welcome Chema! Good luck on the food forest!
 
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Tomatoes are looking healthy so far. I planted 25 varieties in my little space. I look forward to the season.
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Just few picture of where we are in Georgia in early May.
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We have squash growing on our new hugel bed. And if you look carefully in the upper left corner, you'll see our black raspberry patch in the background.
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Squash on the hugel bed
 
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Not pretty pictures but fallow up on mt carpet garden from last year.

Where the pumpkins were last year the carpet was rolled up and the ground re mulched with mowed grass. now that the clay has dried enough to work on it more carpet was rolled up and placed on it so I could fork out the quack grass roots. Most everything else has been digested over the past 18 months so I can separate the roots from the soil with minimal breakage. Any pieces that break off will regrow. I was going to take another picture of the roots on the green tarp for contrast but I did not get it done. I plan to plant some amaranth and other small grains for the chickens and move the chicken tractor and carpets around to keep working the soil.
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on last years bed with exposed quack grass that persisted
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pile of quack grass roots to send to the burn pile never let them see dirt again
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Expecting retierd egg layers on friday. only need 1 or 2 eggs/day
 
Inge Leonora-den Ouden
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I promised to show more photos. So I'll do. But I started another thread about my front yard 'Future Miniature Food Forest' in the projects forum. More photos there. Here I show only the photos of the Hugelkultur-Rainwater Harvesting System combination thing
 
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The species rose Banksia has made it to the top of the Oak tree and despite the crowded planting the peach tree is in excellent condition and full of little fruitlets. Our cellar is under this structure.



Finding space to plant annuals in the spring garden crammed full of perennials



Artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb egyptian onions, sage, melissa, comfrey, lamium and thousands of mixed annual seeds which I'm collecting before I mulch

 
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I've been farming in an organic, permaculture-ish fashion in upstate South Carolina since 1998, integrating bamboo groves into the farm operations and raising most of my own food. There are many bamboo groves, a 1/2 acre vegetable garden, an acre in orchards, sheep pastures, and a 3 acre pond. I'd post photos except I can't figure out how to post them here, attached photo files don't show up in the preview.

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moso bamboo and mimosa
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bamboo tomato cages
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Onions, peas, with hoop house and orchard in background
 
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This hoop house is built so I can easily remove the greenhouse film in spring and replace it with a combination of 30% and 50% shade cloth, the greenhouse film goes back on in the fall. In greenhouse mode it provides 7 degrees F of frost protection, in shade house mode it tempers my 90+ degree F summer heat and keeps insect pests out.
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Hoop house interior showing cole crops, carrots, pole beans, and summer squash.
 
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Last June we got a freak rainstorm which dumped 14 inches of rain over a 4 hour period (it completely filled up some empty 5 gallon plastic buckets left outside, knocked down fences in low laying areas) overwhelming the dam's spillway, and overflowing the dam. My neighbor's dam below mine (covered with grass) washed out, draining his 5 acre lake. On mine, the overflow caused no erosion and accumulated material on the parts of the dam where the bamboo was the densest (the bamboo acted like a sieve to collect material flowing through it.
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Pond with Hibanobambusa bamboo growing on dam.
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Cole crops, tomatoes, and potatoes under shade cloth. Orange temporary fancing around strawbarries to keep free range chickens out of ripening fruit.
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Muscadine grapes above, blueberries below
 
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More photos.
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Home made greenhouse, herb garden, Camellia sinensis and yaupon holly for tea leaf production.
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Stinging nettle for tea and greens production
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an asparagus bed with wild strawberries growing under it.
 
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I would really like to grow some timber bamboo. Will it tolerate 25 degree fahrenheit temperatures for a week at a time with occasional 15 at night
 
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Depending on which clone you are growing, moso bamboo is cold hardy to between 5 and -6 degrees F (the Anderson clone is the cold hardiest). There is a grove of 4 inch diameter moso bamboo growing in Seattle. Other timber bamboo species that will grow in Washington state include henon, bory, madake, and vivax bamboos, although vivax is very thin walled and not ideal for structural use.
 
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Temple bamboo (Semiarundinaria fastuosa) is one of my favorite bamboos because it is so fluid in its growth response. It is an amphimorphic bamboo that, if left to its own devices, spreads producing canes spaced about a foot apart. But if all of the shoots that come up away from the main clump are removed, then it will form what appears to be clumping bamboo with canes spaced 1 to 3 inches apart, forming a tight visual screen that a cat couldn't get through. This bamboo gets 35 feet high with canes up to 2" wide that are useful in garden construction, is cold hardy to -5 degrees F, takes full sun to high shade, shoots late to avoid late frost damage, and has deep ranging rhizomes that are very effective for erosion control. I have a grove of this bamboo planted on the edge of my property to stop the spread of a 10 foot deep erosion gulley on neighboring property that was advancing onto my land.
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Semiarundinaria fastuosa - clump form with chickens
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Semiarundinaria fastuosa - free running form
 
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My fruit tree guilds are starting to come to life in their third year. Last year, we had a brutal drought from May to September and they looked pretty shabby. But this year, we have more normal conditions and everything has sprang to life. I'm still rounding them out and adding to them, but the trees are looking great, the pollinators are happy, and there are even enough flowers for me to cut and make bouquets for the house. Even the hybrid tea roses I unwisely stuck under what would become the drip line are thriving without help this year.







 
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What a lovely stroll I've had through everyone's gardens. So many beautiful ideas, and such a varied collection. I have recently introduced myself and our property here: http://www.permies.com/t/56720/projects/garden-fence-finally-finished-rainbows - but I thought I'd join the fun and post a couple pics here too. We're just getting started, so this is what my veggie garden looks like so far. Not much goin' on, but I'm as please as if I had a veritable jungle growing in there.

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The garden 'compound' - all fenced off from the marauding deer.
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Celery in the ground! And a little thyme plant that snuck in there.
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All lined up, waiting for their turn.
 
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My favorite part of growing parsley is the bugs!
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