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Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Home Gardener.
This site is dedicated to home gardeners everywhere who plan, dream, and work very hard in their chosen garden areas. We are long time gardeners here at our family farm, Grand Point Farm. Our farm is located in the upper foothills on the North side of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. From the North pasture, on a clear day, we can look across the Strait of Juan de Fuca into Southwestern Canada.
We have worked in clay, sand, rocky and fine loam soils. Each soil type has demanded hard work, sweat, and getting a sore spot somewhere on our bodies. But, the rewards have been and are always lots of potatoes, corn, and a variety of great vegetables, fields of grains, fruit, berries, nuts, mushrooms, lovely flowers, a beautiful lawn, fresh fish and some great trees.
One of our favorite resting areas is beside a giant basalt boulder that is among a grove of tall, huge, and ancient Fir and Cedar trees. In this forest grove a clear cold mountain creek winds around the giant basalt boulder. We rest beside this basalt boulder along the edge of the bubbling mountain creek as it makes it's way through the forest grove. This is a quiet comfortable place to relax, kick back, have a bite to eat, and enjoy a rest now that the immediate work is done.

This website, for home gardeners, with livestock, is a place to shop for some of your gardening and livestock books and gardening magazine subsciptions, gardening tools and equipment, garden supplies, gardening information, and answers to questions. We cover growing vegetable gardening at home, raising and caring for our livestock, organic gardening, soil fertility, and plant propagation. We cover growing potatoes, fields of corn and grain, hayfields, and growing berries and mushrooms, nut trees, and fruit trees. And of course, we cover building and using greenhouses and cold frames, horse and dairy barns, and chicken coops, rabbit hutchs, pig pens, duck coops, and pheasant coops. We cover building and maintaining pastures for livestock. In addition we cover pasture fencing and gates, lawn and garden furniture, garden statues and garden waterfalls.
We also cover installing and using solar power to our farm, ice fishing shacks, and to our Canoes, Kayaks, sail boats, and our powered boats.

Our livestock includes Texas longhorn cattle, Holstein dairy cattle, Shire draft horses, Trakehner riding horses, pigs, chickens, pheasants, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, and fish.

We particularly like to offer books, tools, equipment, and magazine informational articles and/or links on how-to make or do things yourself. We offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you learn how to master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.
For our current list of fact sheets and articles, please click on Gardening Information .
Our emphasis will be on Pacific Northwest gardening and farming. Our maritime climate in the western foothills and lowlands presents a unique kind of challenge to home gardeners and farmers. The Pacific Ocean, and the Puget Sound while moderating our weather, works combinations with our surrounding mountains to cause our weather to change quickly.
But, then because of our latitude, we can receive up to eighteen hours of daylight and sunlight during the summer months. Vegetable gardens, field grain crops, berries, fruit, and nut orchards generally grow really well during our summers. However, even then sometimes we get too much rain, or that pesky late or early frost or freeze.
However, the drier and colder eastern interior and the higher mountain valley areas throughout the region present quite a different challenge to the home gardener.
Our gardening techniques and recommended gardening related books and magazines, gardening tools and equipment, growing information, and gardening links, can also be applied to many other parts of the earth with similiar growing conditions as ours.
Here we will try to answer your gardening, farming, and livestock questions, post gardening web links, suggest books to read, and post articles of interest.

For these gardening books, gardening tools, garden equipment, gardening supplies, husbandry, and farming links, please go to the left side bar, choose, and click on a link in Gardening Books, Gardening Tools, Husbandry, Farming, or another list of interest.
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Our additional list of books for gardening, plant propagation, horticulture, livestock, husbandry, landscaping, start up farming books, stone masonry, timber framing, hunting big game, fishing, and many other subjects,
are available at our Luebeck Haus Bookstore, Click Here .

For stone masonry tools, books, construction equipment and help with your stone and brick construction projects
visit our Pacific Mountain Masonry website, please Click Here .

For gardening DVDs and VHS videos dealing with many gardening topics, please Click Here.
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For a selection of garden Gnomes, plus gardening and horticultral books, Click Here.

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What is Aquaponic Gardening?

Aquaponics is a cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, recirculating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish waste to plant nutrients. This is an environmentally friendly, natural food-growing method that harnesses the best attributes of aquaculture and hydroponics without the need to discard any water or filtrate or add chemical fertilizers.

To read more about Aquaponic Gardening Click Here.

Aquaponic Gardening books Click Here.

THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF DENDROLOGY RESEARCH

The Washington Institute of Dendrology Research is a scientific and educational nonprofit corporation based in Washington State. Their primary goal is to provide facilities and funding for critical tree pathology research into the causes, control, prevention, and the eventual elimination of some of the invading diseases and insects that adversely affect the trees of our forest lands, landscaping trees, and our fruit and nut trees.
The Washington Institute of Dendrology Research is planning and will build the Washington Institute of Dendrolgy Research Center. This pathology research facility will be developed into an outstanding research center.
In addition The Washington Institute of Dendrology Research will work to find effective natural means to control and to elimination the many invasive insects and invading diseases that harm our trees.
To read more click on The Washington Institute of Dendrology Research.

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Luebeck Haus Bookstore
An Amazon.com Associate bookstore where you can find the gardening, horticulture, farming, livestock and husbandry books, including raising Koi fish, Aquaponic Gardening. A bookstore with an extensive selection of books and where you can shop with complete confidence and online safety for your gardening, farming, livestock, timber and stone construction books.

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Health & Personal Care Supplies
Offers health & personal care products, nutrition & wellness supplies, and medical supplies & equipment.

Garden Magazines
All your favorite magazine subscriptions and even more.

U. S. Department of Agriculture Website
Many useful links for home gardeners, call 202 720-271, or email at askusda@usda.gov.

Washington State University County Cooperative Extension Service
Lists the county cooperative extension services and their websites, Phone: 206-477-3876 and Email: wrightkc@wsu.edu.

University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service
The cooperative extension service has over 300 publications which contain information of interest to Alaska residents.

Garden Spots
Links to Arboretums, Conservatories, Botanical Gardens, and other useful links.

Growing Fruit & Nuts in the Home Garden
Much information on growing fruit and nuts in the temperate areas.

Kings Street Market
Visit The Kings Street Market Central Market Place Directory for a variety of shopping stores, bookstores, King FM 98.1 Classical Radio, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Silver Lake Wines at Copia, outdoor activity supply store, and an electric equipment shop.

DeepRock Manufacturing Co.
Need more fresh water? Let these folks show you how to drill your own well.

Creating a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard
Learn how to make a home for birds, butterflies, and nature's other creatures in your backyard!

Creating a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard
The Importance of Trees

The Butterfly Website
A most complete source of information on butterfly gardening, farming, and butterfly data.

How to Build A Backyard Butterfly Garden
Create a natural habitat that provides butterflies with food and a place to breed and lay their eggs.

Beginners Guide To Entomology
Learn About Insects.

Fort Nisqually
Learn about this important fur trading fort and farming post of the Hudson's Bay Company in the Puget Sound area in Washington State.

Useful Website Directory
This list of web site links with which to help browse the web for what you are looking for.

Phases of the Moon
Learn about the current phase of our moon. An explanation of the moon phases, lunar eclipes, and much more stuff about the moon.

World Weather
Check the weather conditions and forecast for any City, State, Zipcode, or Country. And in most of the world languages.

Das Haus
Germany's leading home and gardening online magazine. (In German)

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This page was last reviewed and updated September 23, 2020.

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