backtoedengarden Photos & Videos

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Oh snap! It's the third tour of the season already! Lol before I start rambling about my sugar snap peas I want to just put out there that today the book about Paul, "Growing Food Gods way" by David Devine is free to download on Amazon!!! Check it out if you haven't read it yet!! OK so now let's talk about peas! 😁 I planted these Cascade sugar snap peas under a Gravenstein apple tree amongst a few potatoes Paul has been grow there for years. The funny thing is I planted a whole pack of seed which was probably a good 100 seeds or so and then only a a fourth of them came up... Well I was like "that's crazy, I've grown these before and have never had a problem..." then I noticed there were sugar snap peas all across the orchard!! So I think that either one of the ravens or cross picked up and moved my seeds or maybe a few shrews or feild mice found it and moved it... I don't even know haha. It's just crazy when. You plant something somewhere and it decides to come up far away from where you planted it! Either way I don't care because I'm picking a bunch of these bad boys a day! They don't last long though... Between Paul, Carol, myself, and #WillowTheGardenDog these are gone within just a couple minutes of walking in the door or for willow and I it's walking to the door... Lol. Who else loves sugar snaps peas? . . . #sugarsnappeas #paulgautschi #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening #garden #growingfoodgodsway

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8 hours ago

From @growingbacktoeden - So this is the garden as of yesterday... Lord knows how insane it will look when I get back after two weeks! Lol personally I think it looks like a big mess from this angle because of the ridiculously tall sunflowers, but even though it's all so grown up it still looks pretty good at different angles I guess lol. Oh by the way I'm in the airport now, waiting to get on the plane to head to Seattle! Not sure how much I'll be posting while I'm out there but I'll shoot for my daily post lol. I'll definitely take a bunch of pics while I'm there, and will have them to post for even after I get home! . . . #GardenActivist GardenActivist.org . . . . . #HoteiMedia #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainableliving #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organicgardening #eatrealfood #gyo #gardendesign #farmfresh #farmtofork #homesteadlife please follow me: [email protected][ @gardeningmylife

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23 hours ago

Hey Buffy, ha ha ha ha 😂. Get it? Buffy? Buff Orpingtons? Outdated and obscure tv commercial reference? 🤷🏻‍♀️ It’s really interesting to see how cultural ideas of what is “cool” is always shifting. I wonder what the next 25 years will look like? If you remember that commercial, raise your hand 🙋🏻‍♀️ Anyway, meet Sweetie and Dandelion, our Buff Orpington hens. They are great egg layers 🐓❤️ • Isn’t it funny that my brain remembers a tv commercial but forgets important stuff all the time? 🤦🏻‍♀️ #saturdaymusings

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1 day ago

Tomorrow, if you're going to be at the tour, you will be in for a treat! The strawberries are coming on by the hundreds! These are actually from the patch I thinned and sold crowns from! They are such an incredibly sweet and juicy berry! I'm so glad a bunch of you got plants from me because now you can enjoy these great little things in your own garden for years to come! . . . #strawberries #paulgautschi #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #organicgardening #garden #farmfresh #freshlypicked

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1 day ago

In the bell pepper jungle... Peppers need a bit of support throughout the season. This usually comes in the form of a stake. Without one, as the fruit becomes heavy, the plant will eventually fall over. Occasionally, I'll carefully put in a second stake near a particularly heavy-laden branch. I've had branches snap right off during a heavy rain or from large sweet peppers overloading one spot. . . . #marigold #peppers #bellpepper #admiralpepper #capsicum #fromseed #organic #floridagardening #northfloridagardening #springgarden #sustainablefood #deepmulch #backtoedengarden #homesteading #homestead #nopesticides #vegan #vegangarden #whatveganseat #plantbased #growyourownfood #growyourown #permaculture #gardens

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1 day ago

The last 2 asparagus crowns, of 150 we planted today. #sixfigsfarm

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1 day ago

Hand-picking the Cabbage White butterfly Larvae seems to be working! We have numerous heads of broccoli growing and no new damage. 🦋 We did end up buying a row cover but it looks like it will be used on the strawberry patch instead. The robins have been feasting on all my delicious berries. 🐦 🍓 . #cabbagebutterfly #cabbagewhitebutterfly #healthyeating #eatyourveggies #letthyfoodbethymedicine #knowyourfood #farmtotable #seedstarts #planttherapy #growfood #greenthumb #selfsufficiency #springgardening #springplanting #garden #woodchipgarden #backtoedengarden #permaculture #organic #organicgardening #pnw #homestead #hobbyfarm #homesteader #homeschool #unschooling #pnwspring #pnwgardening #farmfresheggs #homegrown

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1 day ago

Mystery: broken eggs, eggs on the ground under the nest box, and dwindling numbers of eggs laid. I was blaming it on the broody, but looks like there's a different culprit. Yes, that's a rooster in the nest box. Luckily it's easy enough to make the opening to the coop big enough for the hens, but too small for the roosters. #sixfigsfarm #homesteadhomeschool #homestead #chickens #egg #rooster #barredrock #crazychickens #smallfarm #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarm #sustainableagriculture #pasturedpoultry #pasturedchicken #chickenkeeping #knowyourfarmer #knowyourfood #backtoedengarden #notill #chickenkeeping #homesteading #homesteadliving #homesteaders #homesteadersofinstagram

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1 day ago

Feeling the love (and sore muscles) for this patch of land we hope to turn into a vegetable garden. Using a deep mulch/permaculture/back to eden approach, we have spent the last two months filling this twelve hundred square foot area with the following: a layer of cardboard; about ten cubic yards of woodchips; seven trash bags of used Starbucks coffee grounds; two full trash cans of kitchen and yard waste/compost; and about one cubic yard of horse manure/bedding. Now we wait and let the Florida summer heat and rain do it’s job. Hopefully the bottom layers will be ready for some seedlings by October. A good sign: the recent rains have sprouted loads of mushrooms on the patch, so fungi are alive and well🤗 #FeedTheSoil #permaculture #deepmulch #deepmulchmethod #backtoeden #backtoedengarden #backtoedengardening #floridagarden #floridagardening #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #vegetablegardener

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1 day ago

Please read! (just to clarify....can only send to US contiguous...thanks) We’ve been so blessed with an abundance of Surecrop and Honeoye Strawberries this year! And we are giving them away...well kinda... we support a small orphanage through the organization Loaves and Fishes International. And I thought it would be a great opportunity to send them some support. If you’d like to help us out, we are giving all monies to them. I will send you 30 one-two year old plants for $20 (that will cover shipping too). 100% of the extras will go to Loaves and Fishes Intl. l’ll include a post when we send it off. I’ll post during June. You get the benefit of some excellent plants and you’ll be encouraging a wonderful orphanage. Dm me if your interested. We use PayPal. #backtoeden #backtoedengardener #backtoedengarden #strawberries 🍓 #strawberry #honeoyestrawberries #surecropstrawberries #supportloavesandfishes

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1 day ago

Introduced this set of twins into my BTE garden today. Bitter Orange also known as Dragon Orange. I’ve enjoyed fruit in a drink from the Dominican Republic called Morir Soñando (to die dreaming)...yes it’s that good! Bitter Orange is a citrus that may have medicinal value but I can’t say! 🙄. Also, it’s good for orange marmalade. It may be the only citrus that can handle temps to -10 so it’s ideal for zone 6. I’m excited about these two newbies and am blessing their growth in my #backtoedengarden #backtoeden #backtoedengardener #bitterorange #orangemarmalade #citrus #dragonorange

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2 days ago

So these birds will hopefully be 4-6 pounds carcass weight in a week. They were growing kind of slow for the last couple weeks because I lowered their feed ration so they would eat more grass, but I probably should have just kept it the same... Oh well. They are all sold already though! 5 bucks a pound. I'm actually just breaking even twith this batch because of the initial setup and everything. I'm also not charging much (for around here at least) it goes for 12-15 per pound for organic grass fed chicken. Shoot and that not even on grass as healthy as Paul's lol. I've raised broilers in the past but never on pasture so even if I "lost" a hundred bucks (which I didn't... I actually profitted like a hundred bucks... Not much but oh well) I'd still be happy with the turn out because this batch has taught me so much! Now I honestly feel like I shouldn't raise the second batch this season though. I think I want to take a break from it and focus on the garden and stuff with Paul. Maybe I'll raise a few extra for us for the winter or something, but I probably won't be doing as many as I raised in this go around. Next season I might do it the right way and get to actually get two good sixe harvests out of it all lol . . . . #pastureraised #pasturedpoultry #joelsalatin #paulgautschi #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #WillowTheGardenDog #pasturedpoultryday

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2 days ago

High powered organics!!! 💖🌿🌱🌹🐝🍃

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2 days ago

Harvested more potatoes with my bare hands. I wish I had a scale thingy so I can weigh them. I carried them in a bucket and that thing was heavy. Maybe 50+ pounds. This is how clean they are, I didn't wash em or nothing. I have about 10 more plants left to harvest from! My dad saw them and said "What are we gona do with them? Take them to Moscow [to sell]?" 😂 Second pic is the 3 biggest ones. I can hardly hold them in mah hand. #organicgardening #potatoharvest #backtoedengarden #permaculture #growfoodnotlawns

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3 days ago

From @growingbacktoeden - So this is the garden as of yesterday... Lord knows how insane it will look when I get back after two weeks! Lol personally I think it looks like a big mess from this angle because of the ridiculously tall sunflowers, but even though it's all so grown up it still looks pretty good at different angles I guess lol. Oh by the way I'm in the airport now, waiting to get on the plane to head to Seattle! Not sure how much I'll be posting while I'm out there but I'll shoot for my daily post lol. I'll definitely take a bunch of pics while I'm there, and will have them to post for even after I get home! . . . #GardenActivist GardenActivist.org . . . . . #HoteiMedia #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainableliving #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organicgardening #eatrealfood #gyo #gardendesign #farmfresh #farmtofork #homesteadlife

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4 days ago

Any BTE gardener will tell you that the method with which we garden is definitely Counter Cultural. It breaks all the norms and things that we’ve been taught over years of farming. The simplicity of BTE proven through pioneers like Paul Gautschi through the Wisdom of Holy Spirit is amazing and true...leave tilling (breaking the earth) watering, and chemicals behind and enjoy the benefits of the process that wood chips go through. Gods Wisdom is absolute and without error...and satisfies us with a beautiful life! #true #godswisdom #breakoutofthebox #pioneer #backtoeden #backtoedengardener #backtoedengarden #backtoedengardening #backtoedengardeningmethod @backtoedengardening #beautifullife #listentotruth #counterculture #anticonformity #hiswaysareperfect #discerngodswill #godsatisfies #betransformed #romans122

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4 days ago

Any BTE gardener will tell you that the method with which we garden is definitely Counter Cultural. It breaks all the norms and things that we’ve been taught over years of farming. The simplicity of BTE proven through pioneers like Paul Gautschi through the Wisdom of Holy Spirit is amazing and true...leave tilling (breaking the earth) watering, and chemicals behind and enjoy the benefits of the process that wood chips go through. Gods Wisdom is absolute and without error...and satisfies us with a beautiful life! #true #godswisdom #breakoutofthebox #pioneer #backtoeden #backtoedengardener #backtoedengarden #backtoedengardening #backtoedengardeningmethod @backtoedengardening #beautifullife #listentotruth #counterculture #anticonformity #hiswaysareperfect #discerngodswill #godsatisfies #betransformed #romans122

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4 days ago

A later start this year since the cold weather kept hanging around into late May here in lower Michigan. All will be well, I'm getting the rest of the direct sow planted this week and everything is still right on schedule. 1) I call this "Step sisters" (ya know, like the three sisters method)... bush beans filling in between the tomatoes. Since I single stem my tomato plants there's always a nice clean floor around them, this will be a great symbiotic relationship, nitrogen fixing legumes hooking up my hungry tomato fruit. . 2) Kalibos cabbage (European red pointed) @hemodlat_growingorganic ❤️ . 3) Chive flower . . . #hippiefarm #urbangarden #urbanfarming #urbanfarm #backyardgarden #heirloom #tomatoes #legumes #bushbeans #redcabbage #cloves #vegetablegardening #groundcover #squarefootgardening #sustainable #nodig #notill #backtoeden #backtoedengarden #notillgardening #organic #organicgarden #tinyfarm #cityfarm #growyourownfood #michigan #growninmichigan #seegenesee #usda6b #6b

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4 days ago

Mulched 100 asparagus today. 100 more to go tomorrow, and 150 more to plant.

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4 days ago

My favorite breakfast hangout lately. Strawberry Hill. I remember when we first moved here, I saw this hill covered in grass and weeds and old stumps right where I wanted to put my garden and thought, this would be the perfect place for tons of strawberries.... To have that little idea become a reality is pretty cool.There is literally nothing better than morning walks through the garden, cuppa joe in hand, hunting for ripe berries for breakfast. It's my own personal slice of heaven. #strawberries #strawberryhill #backtoedengardener #hugelkultur #backtoedengarden #backtoedengardening #backtoeden #gardensofinstagram #gardenerofinstagram #organic #organicgarden #organicgardening #organicgardener #modernhomestead #modernhomesteader #modernhomesteading #growyourown #growfood #homestead #homesteadersofinstagram

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4 days ago

My garden is mostly complete. I finished all the planting late last week and I’ve already noticed seedlings. I’m so excited. Some of the plants we had grown in cups you can see the green of those plants throughout the garden. The back doesn’t have the full woodchips on it cause we ran out. I got another 5 yards (some will sit and break down over the summer/winter). Now I just have to wait for the seedlings to grow up a bit before I cover the rest with woodchips. So I have included all the pictures of the layers - swipe to see it goes backwards. The first layer is news paper and on top of that 3-4 inches of compost. Cover with 2 inches of double ground woodchips then 2 - 3 inches of single cut woodchips. I will also put a thin layer dairy doo on the top once I finish all the woodchip to hopefully prevent any issues with the woodchips sucking all the nitrogen out of the soil. I can’t wait to see how this all progresses. Thank you for coming along with me. Any advice or tips you have please share. Always can learn something new. · · · · · · · · #squrefootgardening #organicallygrown #organicgarden #urbangardening #growyourown #gardening #organic #vegetablegarden #organicgardening #growyourownfood #urbangarden #urbanorganicgardener #thehappygardeninglife #urbangardeners #veggiepatch #ediblegarden #backtoedengarden #gardeninglife #gardendesign #compost #backtoeden

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5 days ago

Are raised garden beds right for you? Are they really appropriate for your situation and gardening needs? In our latest video we discuss an alternative garden bed design that can be cheaper and more efficient than raised beds. Check it out and let us know what you think. We'll leave the link in our bio. . . . #greendreamproject #permaculture #permaculturedesign #efficient #raisedgardenbeds #sustainablegardening #regenerativegardening #notill #notillgardening #gardening #gardenbeddesign #gardenbed #backtoeden #backtoedengarden #waterwise #waterharvesting #waterharvestingfordrylands #gardeninginthedesert #growinginthedesert #growingwithlesswater #waterefficient

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5 days ago

I love how asparagus just sprouts up everywhere here at Paul's! It's all over the orchard, under the trees, and in amongst the strawberries! When the ferns shoot up and put out seed the birds go and eat the berries and drop the seeds all over the place! That's just means that each year there is more and more free asparagus crowns being started which will live and produce more and more asparagus for years and years to come lol. It's so darn cool!! Well at least in my opinion... . . . #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening #garden #farmfresh #farmtofork #freshlypicked #produce

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5 days ago

#thismorningsharvest . My very first #blueberry of the year. I won't have many although I planted 8 #blueberrybushes this year. I picked most of the blossoms off so my roots would get established the first year. It was fun and yummy to eat one!! I'm still battling #slugs and #pests with my #strawberries but am getting usually about 4 or 5 a day. Today was a big strawberry harvest with 6. #backtoedengardening #backtoedengarden #backtoedengardener #floridagardening #floridagarden #floridagardener #zone8b #zone8bgardening #zone8bgarden #gulfcoastgardening #itsaberrygoodday

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5 days ago

Excited to see the Neptune grapes doing well.

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5 days ago

Big ol donkey Dingers! Large buds on this finishing @dinafemseedsofficial moby dick auto. Sorry blurry pic and blurple but i thought it was cool. Grown very vigorously under the one and only @sunraise_grow_light. Im stressing her on purpose to bring out those tepenes, and extra defense/reproductive traits to increase potency. #donkeydick #bigbuds #densebuds #fermented #probiotic #probiotics #resin #primordial #primordialsolutions #greenthumb #greenleaf #plants #naturebeauty #godscreation #godsgift #backtoeden #backtoedengarden #mulch #organicgardening #organicisbest #organiclivingsoil #allnatural #nongmo #real

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