Added by on 2018-10-06

Create a highly productive, self-sustaining, low maintenance vegetable garden bed by emulating a permaculture food forest. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds: Here are links to some of the seeds used in this garden bed: Claytonia (aka miner’s lettuce): Mache (aka corn salad): Radicchio: Tatsoi: Mizuna: Red Veined Sorrel: Spinach: Carrots: Video Rating: / 5 Rod Olson from Leaf and Lyre Urban Farms gives advice on things that grow well in Calgary, and they should know! They run a small business selling the produce they grow from gardens around Bowness. Read the full article here: Related PostsPermaculture Food Forest School Garden teach kids about Real FoodSmall Space Permaculture Food Forest Garden on 1/4 Acre Home LotSurvival Skills: Grow a Vegetable Garden in the forest, The Best Food to survivalPermaculture Style Front Yard Winter Vegetable Garden TourForest GardeningBackyard Permaculture Vegetable Garden

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  • Michelle Lambert 7 months ago
  • Tyr Loki 7 months ago

    I just have a question. Why do you keep on mentioning that heirloom seed company's name?

  • Wow, nice food forest! Thank you for sharing… God bless

  • Andrea Johns 7 months ago

    I like Seed Savers Exchange for open pollinated varieties as well as Baker Creek. Seed Savers produces a member directory in which anyone who has seeds to trade or barter can list contact info. Seed Savers is working very hard to identify and maintain viable stores of heirloom vegetable and fruit varieties. You don't have to be a member to purchase from them but if you do choose to become a member there are discounts available for purchases. (I don't work for Seed Savers. I promote them because I feel their mission is vital to maintaining unadulterated seed stock)

  • InsertName125 7 months ago

    What hardiness zone are you in?

  • Jody Lee Drafta 7 months ago

    That is so cool! Thank you:).

  • Jody Lee Drafta 7 months ago

    Wonderful video, once again. Learning a lot from your channel. Question: do you grow anything in the bed in rows? I know you've said you don't grow one kind of plant in one area. I have a 3' x 8' cold frame and a 4' x 8' raised bed built as in your videos. What I see in your garden in terms of spacing is very different from the instructions on plant packages. I would love to get more out of the small space I have and am wondering – do I just plant sorrel, mizuna and other in 'patches' rather than rows? How close can I leave the plants? Thanks very much.

  • Htweelr 7 months ago

    Great videos, thanks for sharing your experiences. You're in my top 3 YouTube gardening channels I've used to grow my own garden.

  • B Cook 7 months ago

    FYI, the link at the end to see 3 months later doesnt work anymore. Or, at least, not for me.

    "This page isn't available. Sorry about that.
    Try searching for something else."

  • Andrew L 7 months ago

    what about crop rotation, does it necessary?
    although it may not necessary for Egyptian walking Onion, because it walks.

  • Universal Babe 7 months ago

    Wow just found this. Just what I need to help me change my only lottie into a small forest garden.

  • TLGardens 7 months ago

    At the 9:00 minute marker your link does not work. "Click here to see volunteer seedlings emerge…" BTW, REALLY AWESOME INFO!!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Suburban Stewards 7 months ago

    I think this is one of my fave clips from you Pat, less scripted , more grounded , shows more of the man than a "show" …. Talking about an issue close to my own heart , was very refreshing to watch this clip (Y) 😀

  • Alexandro Herrera 7 months ago

    Awesome video man! I am trying to include many of these green species in my garden as well. I live in Taos, NM also Zone 5. Thanks for making these videos.

  • Liberty Garden 7 months ago

    Do you have any rodent problems, rats in particular, eating the berries or fruits?  I don't mind them eating, but I'm a little concerned for my house becoming rodent magnet.

  • Kalleidoscape 7 months ago

    Why is there so much emphasis on only growing perennials in a permaculture garden, when annuals also exist in nature and can re-sow themselves every year?

  • PlantsAsMedicine 7 months ago

    Thank you, what do you use for pest control?

  • Elle BC 7 months ago

    Our little dog is practicing "chop and drop" permaculture with our late-late season tomatoes. He only likes to eat the red ones, so he drops the unripe ones all over the backyard. We had ALL of our tomatoes this year as volunteers from the 2013 season – and they were in weird places, like in the middle of pathways. I had to laugh at your comment about how we don't try to grow pumpkins or corn or tomatoes this way – letting tomatoes seed themselves sure results in a tomato takeover! We transplanted all the little seedlings to real beds and just let them go nuts over the lawn instead of trellising them up. In the heat of summer, some of the ripest romas were found almost underground, burying themselves in the lawn underneath for cool earth and shade. These plants must just grow everywhere in the wild – who wouldn't want to photograph the natural tomato forest? #foodnotlawns   

  • LilNaruto9tails 7 months ago

    I like your voice. It's relaxing. 🙂

  • thorhale 7 months ago

    open pollinated seeds are probably hybrids accept for some acceptations i guess… YOU are a hybrid… you also don't know what a hybrid is.

  • Marc Gervais 7 months ago

    What do you do in the winter? Do you have a greenhouse?

  • Hycalon 7 months ago

    Kale and spinach grow mad here. Spinach seeds and ends up growing in my lawn even..

  • Noel Sowerby 7 months ago

    I have a Milk Crate garden in Bowness.