Category Archives: Food Forest

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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Early Summer at Hillside Gardens

It has once again gotten unseasonably hot. We are a month ahead due to the weather and it has been a scramble to get everything planted for summer, and clear the beds of bolting plants from the winter crops. We … Continue reading

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Lyre Leaf Sage (wild) Bee friendly, Medicinal, and Historically significant herb.

4-19-19 https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Salvia+lyrata For several years I have seen a pretty purple flower with colorful leaves (purple in winter, green in summer) growing around my garden. It is my habit not to automatically pull plants if I don’t recognize them because … Continue reading

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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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