Monthly Archives: June 2019

Garden Walking – The Garden Daily Walkabout 6-27-19

If you have a garden you know the old saying. “The best fertilizer there is the shadow of the gardener.” In that vein, spreading that shadow around the garden is a big part of not only the care of a … Continue reading

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Making Supplements and Home Remedies for Self Reliance 6-17-19

Almost anything we buy these days, for money, I ask myself – “Can I make this myself or save some money in some way.” We have moved up in the years department, I do research every day, and I am … Continue reading

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Berries in Abundance 6-19

This year has been a spectacular year for berries here at Hillside Gardens. Yesterday I went out with my little basket and harvested fat sweet blueberries, wild black berries, wine berries (wild raspberries), red raspberries, and strawberries. The wine berries … Continue reading

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Knots 6-15-19

I came from a family of Scouts and Pioneers (really, my mom’s family came across the great plains in 1830), so we learned a lot of basic skills growing up, my brother and I. My mom was a scout leader … Continue reading

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Winter to Summer Transition – Succession Planting 6-12-19

If the crazy weather we’ve been having has put your garden planting plans in “I am totally overwhelmed” mood, then here’s a tip. If you have things already growing in your beds from winter, and some of them are still … Continue reading

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