Category Archives: Food Forest

Spring Weed/Herb Harvest

Fellow gardeners, before you start pulling all the weeds out of your garden – vegetable or flower – take a look at what it is that is growing. Right now is a huge opportunity for spring tonic herbs and medicinals … Continue reading

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Spring Tonic Time 3-12-19

Here it is the first week in March and already we’re having weather in the 70s. It’s sunny outside and lovely. Here at Hillside Gardens, we’re trying to catch up on the seasonal transitions. It’s a month early as I … Continue reading

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The Herb Garden 1-16-2019

My garden started out as a raw hillside of red Georgia clay that you couldn’t get a pick axe in unless it had rained. Most of it was either barely growing Bermuda grass, eroded down to the bedrock, covered in … Continue reading

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Geothermal and Rocket Mass Greenhouse Growing Year Round

Friends, it’s winter here in NE Georgia and even though today it’s a high of 50 F, tonight it dips into 29 F. As you may know we grow year round here at Hillside Gardens using tomato cages laid on … Continue reading

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What To Do With Harvests After The First Freeze of Winter

We had our first freeze here in NE Georgia two nights ago. So my friend and I went out and harvested everything possible that would not make it thru the cold the day before and that morning. We got out … Continue reading

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Basket Making From Foraging and Found Material

It’s fall in NE Georgia and the leaves are turning, with some freeze in the short future. From the many things growing around in the garden and wild crafting, it’s time to harvest and gather basket making material for winter … Continue reading

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Transitioning from Summer to Fall in the Edible, Orchard and Herb Gardens

By Diann Dirks 10-9-18 Hillside Gardens, Auburn, Ga. Many of us have gardens in the summer. But did you know that unless you are in the bitterest of cold areas, growing cool and cold weather crops can substantially increase your … Continue reading

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