Category Archives: Food protection

Are You a Seed Romantic? 2-7-2020

Ever since I was 3 years old, when my pioneer stock mom gave me my first 3’x3’ bed of my very own to plant, I’ve been in love with seeds. She helped me prepare the soil (love dirty hands), pick … Continue reading

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Winter Growing and Seed Sources 11-13-19

We got hit by a 22 degree freeze last night. Three weeks ago it was 97 degrees. We watched the weather and had a couple of light frosts but this was the change from fall to winter around here. So, … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with Seed Catalogues 10-28-2019

When I was a kid my favorite place to go with my quarter, given to me by my mom to buy something fun, was the 5 &10 Store. They don’t exist anymore – this was in the 50’s. For that … Continue reading

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Increasing Yield 9-4-19

In Permaculture* Design, we are always working to increase yield in our land while always increasing fertility and restoring top soil. In modern agriculture, yield is more of a statistic than a measure of viability of the land. The USDA … Continue reading

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Perilla aka Shiso, aka Korean Sesame herb 8-4-19

Here at Hillside Gardens in Auburn, Ga., we grow about 150 different kinds of herbs, mostly medicinal but many with multiple uses. It’s the season for Perilla herb. It’s in the mint family, is a self seeding plant that easily … Continue reading

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SEED SAVING 7-29-19

    This is a handout I gave at a presentation to Ladies Homestead Gathering about Seed Saving on July 29, 2019, and below it the Power Point delivered at that event. I’m sharing it in the hope that more people … 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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