Welcome to a new year of planting by the moon!
I will be sending out alerts to those who would like info on gardening by the moon.* What does the moon have to do with my edible landscape? Why should I care? Is it really all that much better? One of the principles of permaculture is “obtain a yield” and we will obtain a bigger yield, thereby enabling us to “return the surplus” much more. For more on permaculture principles, click here.
The Phases of the Moon
The moon has four phases or quarters lasting about seven days each. Continue reading “Moon Planting in the Edible Landscape – April 12, 2018”
Parsley is the most popular herb in the world and makes a fantastic addition to the edible landscape! Its name literally means celery from the rock, coming from ancient words with those meanings. It was discovered centuries ago and is Mediterranean in nature but has naturalized in almost every climate. It is part of the celery family. Continue reading “Parsley”
Productive On Demand Systems (PODS) from Texas Edible Landscapes
Texas Edible Landscapes specializes in consultation, custom design, and installation of permaculture systems. However, we realize that not everyone has the desire for a full-scale design or they want to start small and grow as time and budget allows. For these people, we introduce P.O.D.S. PODS, short for Productive On Demand Systems can now be purchased and installed immediately since the design work has already been done! Continue reading “PODS Coming Soon, Order Now!”
Coneflower, as it’s called, is a wonderful addition to any edible landscape garden space. This lovely flower is tall and beautiful with petals that seem droopy, hence the name. The pronounced center followed by the inverted petals makes it sort of look like an upside-down cone.
Echinacea is native to all but the most southern United States and can be cultivated in nearly all areas of the US. Continue reading “Echinacea”
Welcome to a New Season of Gardening By The Moon!
Today is Valentine’s Day, 2018 and what a better way to celebrate than to start the second season of Gardening by the Moon blog! Today is, gratefully, a no planting day, which means we should do no gardening today! Although, my mom always told me that Valentine’s day was the day to prune roses! So, if you have roses, and time, feel free to prune them!
A recap of last year —
The Phases of the Moon
The moon has four phases or quarters lasting about seven days each. Continue reading “Gardening By The Moon – 2018”
Edible Landscapes Workshop
Texas Edible Landscapes, in coordination with Permaculture Education, LLC. is proud to announce it’s first ever workshop, being co-hosted with international permaculture teacher and designer, David Dornbrack.
This will be the first in a series of workshops where we will be designing a community food forest! The workshops will be hosted on the site of the upcoming food forest! We will be designing, building, planting, maintaining and harvesting the exact food forest system where we are hosting these workshops.
Come, learn and hang out and make friends with like-minded individuals who also want to learn how to grow their own organic, nutrient dense food with minimal effort and maintenance!
Be aware, we are limiting this groundbreaking event to only 30 participants and then we are giving priority reservations on future events to our founding participants.
Continue reading “Food Forest Workshop – Part 1 – Groundbreaking”
Oregano. We all know it. It is a primary ingredient in pizza, giving the sauce its wonderful flavor and other Italian foods its wonderful aroma. Oregano is much more than just an Italian culinary herb and today we will learn a little bit more about it. Continue reading “Oregano”
The Ultimate Cleansing Herb
Lavender, when spoken, produces thoughts of clean in our minds. This is a natural reaction and it makes sense since its name came from the term lavare, or latin for wash or bathe. Continue reading “Lavender”
A Superfood Worthy of its Title
Ginger is originally from southeast Asia and is therefore a tropical plant that has been renowned for thousands of years both for its culinary uses but also medicinal properties. Continue reading “Ginger”
If you could only grow ONE herb, what would it be?
Garlic. Many herbalists, when asked, admit that if they could only grow 1 herb in their edible landscape it would be garlic. This is, of course, a hypothetical question that is not based in reality because there’s nowhere in the world you can only grow a single herb. Yet the question is always poised, seemingly giving whatever herb they would theoretically choose added clout. Garlic, however, is absolutely my favorite herb and the reason we start the series with this herb. Continue reading “Garlic, The Superb Herb”