backtoedengarden Photos & Videos

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Wood chips that being those from tree surgeons not the commercially available, offer many benefits to the garden but many don’t use them in case they rob the soil of nitrogen which only happens if you dig them in. I am not an expert I am the messenger, Linda Chalker-Scott provides a fact sheet on this link https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/403/2015/03/wood-chips.pdf she covers most the myths and she is highly qualified. It’s best to look to science for your answers or follow nature’s way. Also info on how to use them http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/FS160E/FS160E.pdf

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2 days ago

Stoked on the mulch drop off. Can't wait for the gardening to begin in 2019.

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2 days ago

Radish greens are delicious, and have so many health benefits. Its mind blowing how so many people just throw them away or add them to compost.

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3 days ago

Yea, why not build a woodchip-mountain !😃 Timberwolf:s hungry wolves are the perfect mountain builders. 😎💪👍 Just call the pac leader #mytimberwolf #träflis #woodchipper #Repost @gooddrugsfarm ・・・ This is one of our woodchip pile‘s that we use for our organic gardening and fruit trees. The tree trimming companies have brought so many loads I stopped counting at 50. As you can see the woodchips even provide entertainment as well as soil nutrition. . . . . . #backtoeden #backtoedengarden #woodchips #organicgarden #organicgardening #homesteadplayground #homeschoolrecess #gooddrugsfarm

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3 days ago

I haven't been very active in anything gardening related this week, simply because I have jury duty ALL. WEEK. 🙈 Soo here's a quick snap shot I took of another comparison of our homegrown egg vs. the store bought ones we just had to buy. Any guesses which is which? 🐔 Hope you all are having a good week! 💛

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3 days ago

Sooooooo..... I got some leaves & wood chips the other day 🤷🏻‍♀️ all free from Chip Drop 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I mulched a ton + started a heaping pile in my backyard for compost. The load was a great ratio of green leaves to brown wood chips and it is decomposing fast! . I’m going to be incorporating the Back to Eden method of gardening with my raised beds. . . . . . . #organicgardening #socalgardens #chipdrop #getchipdrop #backtoeden #bte #backtoedengarden #backtoedengardening #backtoedengardeningmethod #zone10a #gardenzone10a #gardeningzone10a #urbangarden #deepmulchmethod #organiccompost #composting #raisedbedgardens

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3 days ago

Santa came early in the form of another burly man with a beard 😁 2 new ginormous piles of just chipped wood chips. Kinda sad that there weren't any leaves mixed in this time, but it is winter I guess LoL 😂 These are my best friends in the garden. They help retain moisture, the help prevent weeds, they look great and they are beautiful slow release fertilizers. 🎵 My wood chips bring all the worms to my yard 🎵 Yeah, I went there 🤪 Seriously though, packing your soil with wood chips is a super natural and healthy way to supplement your soil and it's great in all regions. It's especially great in dry and drought prone areas because you don't have to water as much to keep plants healthy and happy. Saving water is always a plus😊 If you keep a garden make friends with your local tree service or sign up at chipdrop.com. They will graciously bring them right to you and for free. Most tree services have to pay to dispose of them so you save money and so do they. I'm getting more than the average bear 🐻 because there is so much compaction and erosion going on in my yard. I'm slowly building it back up. Thankfully we are not slated to get any snow the next few days so I'll be out shuffling them around all my baby fruit trees. If I leave em where they are my neighbors might take issue with me. If you don't hear from me by Friday send help😁

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4 days ago

The garden is really asleep now, the only things growing are garlic and some rogue onions. But that doesn’t last long down here! In January I’ll plant some greens under a cover, and beets and carrots soon after. I’m finally adjusting to Texas seasons a little 😜 Last year I minutely scheduled the garden and had everything tracked on an Excel sheet, it was something else. This year I think I’m going to be a little less rigid, and listen to the plants and the weather and the Holy Spirit. More time and space and less pressure and angst. Basically how I’m trying to approach life in general. 💚 #jubileefarmtexas #homestead #instagramhomesteaders #homesteadersofamerica #texashomestead #homesteading #jubileefarmgarden #garden #texasgarden #homesteadgardens #backtoedengarden #raisedbedgarden #squarefootgarden #wintergarden #seasons

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4 days ago

My broccoli did amazing this year! Produced well in the high heat, and lasted long into our frosts.

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4 days ago

Before and after Back to Eden Garden after a few months. It’s that simple to start and it lasts a lifetime of giving back to you.

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5 days ago

Looky what I pulled outta the garden over the weekend!! . In many ways the garden this year has been a failure. That’s just how it goes sometimes in gardening, ya know? . But these sweet potatoes are a bright ray of sunshine! . I’ll be totally transparent here, I utterly neglected these sweet potatoes. I pretty much tossed them in the ground and promptly ignored them 🙈 . And yet they sprouted out tons of vines and beautiful leaves. Still I was sure there weren’t any potatoes in the ground. . But sure enough, when my 6yo and I started digging on Saturday, we actually found sweet potatoes! Yay! . Not many, and most were very tiny, but, we are still thrilled. And I am absolutely planting these again next year, and giving them more attention - imagine how many might grow then?! . What are you excited to grow next spring/summer?

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6 days ago

Every year we grow capsicums and every year (so far) they don’t ripen until almost the first frosts of autumn. We’re trying something different this year by growing them under a tunnel. Hopefully the extra warmth will speed things up a bit and help them fruit a little earlier so we can enjoy them fresh in our summer salads as well as frozen in our pasta sauces. We made the tunnels extra high so that we can not only grow them to maturity under cover but also so that we can overwinter them to get an even bigger head start next year. That’s the plan anyway, we will see how it pans out #planmygarden #organic #peppers #capsicum #growyourownfood #vegetables #summer #growfoodnotlawns #permaculture #backtoedengarden #garden #gardening

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6 days ago

Harvested some rosemary today. Sister likes to make tea with it! Rosemary is a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, improves digestion, enhances memory and concentration, offers neurological protection, detoxifies liver, prevents cancer. #organicgardening #backtoedengarden #rosemary #herbalmedicine

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1 week ago

First radish of the season.

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1 week ago

So even though all of that heavy frost is still lurking in the shadows where the sun doesn't hit, the carrots that I planted for Paul in July while I was visiting are still looking awesome! The tops don't even look phazed by the hard freezing weather from the last few nights. I was expecting them to start looking a little rough, but after eating a few carrots and seeing/ tasting just how much sugar they have stored away in them I'm not surprised anymore that they look this good still lol. See if you didn't already know, carrots, and other root crops and actually most perennial or bianual plants for that matter, pack tons of natural sugars into their leaves and roots once the frosts start setting in. All of that sugar acts as their natural antifreeze and keeps them in good shape over the frozen cold long winter months! That being said, winter crops such as a lot of root crops, brasicas (kales, cabbages, collards, ect.), and whatever other winter crop you can think of, will pretty much all taste a heck of a lot sweeter once they have been "blessed" with a few frosts lol. . . . #carrots #fallcrop #wintercrop #wintergarden #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening #garden #farmfresh #farmtofork #freshlypicked #produce #farm

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1 week ago

With 4 days of sun in the forecast after weeks of rain, thunderstorms and humidity, today was a good day to harvest the garlic and keep the vampires at bay! After the major rust outbreak a month or so ago we were resigned to another failed crop but it looks like the super early planting came through for us! Some varieties were better then others, but overall there’s plenty of garlicky goodness to get us through the year, with enough left over for next years planting and giving away. Turns out the crate from the old chest freezer is not a bad drying rack also! #planmygarden #garlicbread #garlic #growfoodnotlawns #growyourownfood #organic #vegetablegarden #vegetables #permaculture #beyondorganic #backtoedengarden

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1 week ago

I’ll never forget the first time I harvested one of Paul Gautschi’s cabbage from his Back to Eden gardens. It was so huge and heavy with water it was almost hard to lift! Moments like this reveal the miraculous results of growing food in nutrient rich organic soil, with no work!

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1 week ago

I had to trim the celery back because it is stealing all sun from the thyme and the really sad leggy mint that is trying like heck to grow. I have another celery base in water trying to grow. Might be time to try out a Vegan Cream of Celery soup😁 Do you have any celery heavy recipes you'd care to share? Please? 😀

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1 week ago

Love picking my food fresh for each meal!! This is going into a warm chicken salad. Only a few more weeks and I'll have loads more variety! Despite a few set backs, everything is now flowering and I'm so excited!! 🍅🍉🥕🌽🌶️🍆🥒 It's so hot atm 😌 I have been getting up early to do the garden work while it's still somewhat cool. ☀️ On the bright side the seeds I plant each day are sprouting so quickly! Check out my stories for what happened to the beans last night 🤗 #vegegardens #seasonalfood #growyourownfood #Godreliant #myhappyplace #somuchflavour #nutrientdense #salad #kalechipscomingup #chemicalfreeliving #countryliving #nodiggarden #backtoedengarden #eattherainbow #eatyourgreens #womenwhofarm #homesteading #gardenersofinstagram #selfsufficientlife #minimalist

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1 week ago

Finally planted out my Dwarf Black Mulberry I bought over the summer, it just recently went dormant for the winter. What a great investment for the future. Added some more aged woodchips by it's root zone and gave it some collected rainwater for a drink and to get rid of those air pockets by the roots that occurred during the transplanting process. "The fruit is similar to blackberries and you can use it the same way: for cobblers, muffins, sorbets, pies and pancakes. And throw them into your smoothies. The mulberry is a “super-food” that provides protein and antioxidants; and the leaves, made into tea, inhibit the digestion of sugar – a benefit for diabetics." CAN'T WAIT to reap them berries! #organicgardening #backtoedengarden #mulberry

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1 week ago

It doesn't really look like it but these frost crystals are literally all around a half inch long or longer! Meanwhile Paul still has nasturtiums blooming under his apple trees! Lol anyways no matter what is blooming in the garden right now, I'd still rather see steam coming from this pile of chips, not frost! Haha. But as much as I hate the snow I think I'll end up actually appreciating it after this year being in Washington. Seeing how the thick frost covered the ground this morning I can imagine how nice the snow will look up here in the olympics! . . . #frost #snow #winterishere #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening #garden #farmfresh #farmtofork #freshlypicked #produce #farm

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1 week ago

For some reason, I feel compelled to start sharing what my kids eat. I get a lot of snarky comments due to how I feed my kids, but it’s something that I feel very strongly about. They rarely have sugar, I don’t buy juice, and they eat whole, organic foods. Sadly, they didn’t have the best start in life health-wise, and I am doing everything in my power to assure that it doesn’t follow them through their lives. But this looks like a normal breakfast that you would find on any American family’s table, right? They had scrambled eggs, Monterey jack cheese, sausage, sauerkraut and a glass of milk. The only difference is everything, except for the cheese and milk, is from our backyard. The eggs came our happy, pasture-raised, organic fed chickens. The sausage was raised on our pasture and fed organic grain, produce that we grew and kitchen scraps. I grew and fermented the cabbage, apples and fennel seed for the sauerkraut. The raw jack cheese and raw milk were purchased from a small local farm store that I visit weekly. My kids are rarely sick, but when they are, it lasts 1-2 days, tops. This food is not taboo or hard to make, the only difference is in how it was raised and sourced. My kids deserve the best quality food that I can provide. They love it too! It did take a bit of a transition to get them to eat some of the healthier foods over the last 2 years but now, they both gobble down the probiotic-filled sauerkraut before even touching anything else. I understand that not everybody can raise their own meat or produce, but there are tons of local farmers you can support, to provide your families with nutrient-dense food.

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1 week ago

How do you preserve your garden harvest? Preserving your garden harvest can be so rewarding and delicious year round! These beautiful BTE garden cucumbers and fresh dill make deliciously crispy dill pickles! Plus the apple cider vinegar is so tasty and good for you.

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1 week ago

I don’t think I’ll ever get over the pride of raising our own meat. This may not look like much, but this is lard came from a pig that was pasture-raised and fed organic grain, produce and kitchen scraps, on our own land. After this slowly renders down, I’ll filter it into jars and stash it in our freezer. It should last us a year until we harvest the next pig! Lard has a bad reputation, but it is actually very nutrient dense, when raised outdoors on pasture. It is the second highest food source of vitamin D, just after cod liver oil (which we also take daily).

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1 week ago

Winter garden part 2

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So I'm loving this dog!! Willow's the best! I need to come up with a better hashtag for her though, so if you all could help give me ideas that would me very much appreciated! lol. Oh and I need some help with the dog itself not just her new hashtag... I went to take her for her first hike and she apparently gets extremely bad motion sickness in the car or something. She literally threw up three times within the first tem minutes after we left the house... It was gross! Lol she covered herself in it and tyen covered my truck in it! 🤦🏻‍♂️... So yeah, I need some advice! Do you all know any tricks for getting a dog with car sickness use to driving in the car without vomiting all over the pace??? If you could help with that I'd appreciate that more than the hashtag! However both would be pretty nice to... 😁 . . . #australianshepherd #miniaussie #dogs #hikingdog #mansbestfreind #companion #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening #garden #farmfresh #farmtofork #freshlypicked #produce #farm

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1 week ago

You know it’s a Back to Eden garden when the harvest is so abundant you can’t believe it!

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1 week ago

Does anybody else sprout fodder for their chickens? Testing it out with what I have on hand. Anything to save a bit of money and give the girls some greenery during the winter! 🐔🌱

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1 week ago

Nothing "BEETS" sitting and going through seed catalogs for next season, especially when you get to sit and look through them with a fellow gardener like good ole Paul Gautschi!!! lol. (oh and side note: he's wearing his pin hole glasses which strengthen your eye sight when you read with them) Anyways I'm so excited and extremely honored to be able to plant my own section in his world famous garden next year!! It's going to be incredible! I can't wait for spring to role around!... Yeah I understand I've still got a LONG winter ahead of me, up here in Washington, but it will be worth the long wait once it's time get planting!!! I've got a lot of weird and fun stuff I'm planning to grow for this coming tour season! I want everyone to sample things they've never heard of or had before, so it inspires them to get out and try to grow even more in their gardens! Weird and out of the ordinary foods also grad the attention of younger kids! Getting the youth more into gardening is going to be a huge project for me, I feel like in the near future, and that, all on its own I think, will be a ton of fun!! . . . #paulgautschi #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening #garden #farmfresh #farmtofork #freshlypicked #produce #farm #bakercreekseeds #heirloomseeds

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1 week ago

One of our favorite winter crops is Leeks! They grow so well and so easily. You won’t believe how sweet, tender and full of water they are when you harvest them. Try warming up with a bowl of Potato Leek Soup with fresh roasted rosemary!

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1 week ago

Going around.

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1 week ago

Clover is so predictable.. Every 3 weeks, she screams ALL day long for a couple of days until I come over to her and give her love. She’s in heat and I can just hear her screaming at me to give her babies 🤣

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1 week ago

Winterizing the garden is a lot more fun when I have this cutie to help me

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2 weeks ago

I feel like my little monstera isn't going to look so cute in a couple months lol. In the week that I've had it, it's sprouted two new leaves. The two new ones are actually the first leaves to have splits though so it's pretty cool. But yeah this plant is getting big and it's getting big pretty fast! I guess that should have been expected since I used sifted compost from Paul's chicken coop and then topped the soil off in the pot with fine wood chips lol. I've actually always topped the soil off with something in my house plants for the same reasons I do it in the garden. Water retention, building the soil, and if you decide to use compost it helps keep the few little weed seeds from taking off. Anyways back to the monstera ... Once this thing gets big I think I'm gust going to top it and root the top and either give the main plant away to someone or toss it in the compost... I like smaller house plants so growing big ones from small starts or cutting is more fun to me than just maintaining a huge plant that takes up space that could be used for a few smaller plants lol. What do you think? . . . #houseplants #monstera #urbanjungle #indoorjungle #growingbacktoeden #backtoeden #gardening #backtoedengarden #homestead #homesteader #sustainability #sustainable #selfsufficiency #permaculture #groworganic #organic #eatrealfood #gyo #organicgardening #garden #farmfresh #farmtofork #freshlypicked #produce #farm

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2 weeks ago

Today's video is a fun one. We were tagged as part of a love 4 love challenge going around YouTube. We were shown some love by Hey It's a Good Life, and we took this as an opportunity to spread some love around as well. Check out today's video and then check out the other channels we mention. They are all doing great things on their channels and we're proud to be a part of this community. 🙏 . . . #love4love #collaboration #smallyoutuber #youtubehomesteaders #tagged #spreadthelove #strongertogether #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #community #buildingcommunity #letsdothis #permaculture #offgrid #homesteading #gardening #naturalgardening #backtoedengarden #woodworking

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2 weeks ago

I got bored and designed a shirt. 😂 What do you think? I'd totally garden in this. Especially with this chilly weather. 🐝🌻 Edit: you can buy it! Link in profile 🙏⬆

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1 month ago

Cleaning out the coop before the snow flies! . Who can spot Skywalker (our cat)??

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3 months ago

Since I was a little girl I wanted a dairy cow, my dreams came true yesterday when we brought Mia home! Trey even bought her for me! He said she is my anniversary, Labor Day, Birthday, and Thanksgiving present. Ha! Definitely worth it. . . . #jerseycow #farmlife #dairycow #homesteadlife #farmstead #homesteading #homestead #homesteader #homesteading #farmstead #farmsteading #farm #pnw #pnwfarm #farmlife #adoption #adoptionrocks #lovemakesafamily #adoptionislove #homesteadlife #homesteadingwithkids #adoptionblog #farmblog #growyourfood #farmkids #farmhouse #backtoedengarden #backtoeden

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