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NOTE: Items listed here are a best forecast for the upcoming week. Last minute changes could occur.

 

Summer - Week 12 (7/7 & 7/11)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Cucumber

Squash

Zucchini

Greens

Beans

Broccoli

Onion

Tomatoes

Potatoes

U-Pick:

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Think about all the ways on object could be reused on the site before you throw it out.

Most things can be repurposed somehow. For instance, a bucket could become a plant container, an old bath can be turned into a worm farm, or bottle tops can be utilized as a deer deterrent.

 

Summer - Week 11 (6/30 & 7/3)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Cucumber

Squash

Zucchini

Greens

Beans

Broccoli

Onion

Tomatoes

Potatoes

U-Pick:

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Think about all the ways on object could be reused on the site before you throw it out.

Most things can be repurposed somehow. For instance, a bucket could become a plant container, an old bath can be turned into a worm farm, or bottle tops can be utilized as a deer deterrent.

 

Summer - Week 10 (6/23 & 6/26)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Cucumber

Squash

Zucchini

Greens

Beets

Beans

Broccoli

Onion

Tomatoes

Potatoes

U-Pick:

Flowers

Sungold Tomatoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think about instituting a forest garden. With the many different "layers" in a forest garden, you maximize the number of species you cultivate, as they can each find a niche at different heights, thus maximizing yield. You also increase biodiversity, which will attract wildlife.

 

Summer - Week 9 (6/16 & 6/19)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Green Onions

Red Cabbage

Cucumber

Basil or Scapes

Zucchini

Beets

Greens

Beans

Flowers (U-Pick)

Broccoli

 

 

 

Consider getting a few chickens, if you have the space.

They help turn the soil, add nutrients to it via their manure, help keep pest insect
populations under control, will eat scraps from the kitchen, and provide you with
fresh eggs. Plus, they are cute, inquisitive and fun to watch.

 

**The city of Clemson is currently considering allowing chickens in city limits. For more info and to weigh in on the subject you can visit the website:

http://www.cityofclemson.org/planning-and-codes/backyard-chickens-survey

 

Summer - Week 8 (6/9 & 6/12)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

 

Green Onions

Potatoes

Red Cabbage

Cucumber

Basil or Scapes

Zucchini

Beets

Greens

Beans

Flowers (U-Pick)

Broccoli

 

 

 

Consider building a pond.

It will attract a great variety of wildlife, allows you to cultivate aquatic species of plants, thus increasing the biodiversity of your site, it provides a body of water for emergency use, and can be used to support fish or ducks.

 

Consider harvesting rainwater.

Water is a very precious resource and a lot of it simply runs off into the municipal drainage system. Diverting rainwater from the roofs of your buildings to storage units helps reduce wastage, means you use less municipal water as irrigation (so saving money) and gives you access to water even in times of extreme shortage (such as heat waves), making you more self-sufficient.

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Summer - Week 7 (6/2 & 6/5)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Greens Mix

Squash/Zucchini

Basil

Carrots

Kohlrabi

Green Onions

Beans

Beets

Cucumbers

 

 

 

 

Consider replacing your conventional light bulbs with energy saving versions.

They save you money, use fewer resources, and last longer. LED bulbs are more economical than ever and the most energy efficient choice.

 

Summer - Week 6 (5/26 & 5/29)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Squash/Zucchini

Beets

Greens (Kale, Chard, Mustard, Collards)

Arugula/Spinach

Radishes

Microgreens

Cucumbers

Green Onions

Turnips/Kholrabi

 

 

Think about how you use your washing machine.

By only putting it on when you have a full load, and by reducing the temperature (even by just a few degrees), you save energy and water − and thus money on your household bills.

 

Consider drying your clothes outside.

As the tumble drier is one of the most energy-hungry of all household appliances. Sure, outside drying may take a little longer, but think of the energy and money you are saving.

 

Summer - Week 5 (5/19 & 5/22)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Lettuce

Beets with Greens

Microgreens

Baby Greens (Arugula, Spinach)

Green Onions

Greens (Kale, Collards)

Turnips or Kohlrabi

Squash & Zucchini

 

 

Think about how often you upgrade your digital devices.

Do you really need the latest version of a smartphone, or that slightly larger TV?
Looking after devices and only replacing them when they are no longer useable reduces waste and pressure on the mineral resources that go into producing them. It also saves you money.

 

 

Summer - Week 4 (5/12 & 5/15)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

 

Lettuce

Beets with Greens

Microgreens

Baby Greens

Radishes

Kale, Collards, Chard & Mustard Greens

Potted Plant

Consider building a pond. It will attract a great variety of wildlife, allows you to cultivate aquatic species of plants, thus increasing the biodiversity of your site, it provides a body of water for emergency use, and can be used to support fish or ducks.

 

Consider harvesting rainwater. Water is a very precious resource and a lot of it simply runs off into the municipal drainage system. Diverting rainwater from the roofs of your buildings to storage units helps reduce wastage, means you use less municipal water as irrigation (so saving money) and gives you access to water even in times of extreme shortage (such as heat waves), making you more self-sufficient.

 

Summer - Week 3 (5/5 & 5/8)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Microgreens
Radishes
Arugula
Lettuce
​Beets with Greens​

Greens choice

 

 

Consider replacing paved paths in the garden with low-lying vegetation. This will reduce water runoff and increase biodiversity.

 

Consider mulching your garden beds. Mulching with organic materials adds nutrients to the soil, preserves soil moisture (so less watering is needed) and prevents erosion by wind and rain.

 

Summer - Week 2 (4/28 & 5/1)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

Microgreens
Flower plant
Radishes*
Arugula*
Lettuce
Herbs / Onions
​Beets with Greens​

 

 

Think about installing solar power. The energy is free once you have the requisite equipment, and so will save on your energy bills over the long term. The initial cost can be off putting but increasingly you can arrange leasing or hire-purchase arrangements with solar power companies to offset or stagger the cost.

 

 

 

Summer - Week 1 (4/21 & 4/24)

Permaculture in our homes...

 

 

Bok Choy
Herbs / Onions
Honey
Tomato / Flower plant
Beets, with Greens
​Microgreens

 

 

Think of all the small ways you could save water in the home. From turning the tap off while you brush your teeth to fixing that dripping faucet. Even small changes soon add up, saving water and reducing water bills.

 

Consider using greywater − the "waste" water from the laundry and bathroom. As long as you use organic detergents, it's perfectly safe for use as irrigation on your garden beds − just avoid spraying it directly on fruits and vegetables.

 

 

 

 

 

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