Tagged: permaculture

Honeybees at the Little House on Pine 0

Beekeeping

Honeybees marked my first venture into livestock and have taught me a lot about how life works. I highly recommend keeping backyard bees for anyone who enjoys local honey, communing with wildlife, and watching...

Horseradish in bloom. Permaculture guild with cherry tree. 0

Horseradish

With sweetly scented flowers that attract pollinators and pungent leaves that confuse pests, horseradish makes a great edible necklace around fruit trees. An easy-to-grow culinary plant, I harvest the leaves to use in making...

Little House on Pine okra plant. 0

Okra

Okra makes an outstanding herbaceous canopy layer that provides light shade for interplanted annuals like lettuce and sweet potato, wind protection for peppers, and is certain to attract pollinators. Common Name: Okra, ladies’ fingers,...

Little House on Pine - Peach Tree 0

Peach Tree

One of the first trees I planted that bore fruit, the peach tree presents striking spring blossoms and a bounty of fruit great for fresh eating… if the squirrels don’t get to it first....

Honeybees adore Jerusalem artichokes at the Little House on Pine. 0

Jerusalem Artichokes

Having read about the value of Jerusalem artichokes in permaculture books, I planted a few tubers from the grocery store. The next summer I had three stands of sunchokes with beaming yellow rays beloved...

Hazelnuts at the Little House on Pine 0

Hazelnuts

I planted a couple hazelnut shrubs, twiggy and sparse, to form a small hedge in the front yard. Two years later they filled in and started producing catkins. In their third year, I harvested...