Category Archives: heat protection

The Fine Art of Mulching 9-2-19

Mulch – what a funny word for such a wonderful happy garden maker. Mulching is one technique I have used for many years. I see these perfect gardens with open rich black earth and green plants beautifully profiled there, and … Continue reading

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WHEN THE A/C SHUTS DOWN IN HOT WEATHER – Some DIY Advice 8-1

We woke up night before last with the A/C crashed and the house slightly uncomfortable. It’s well insulated so it retained the temp in the mid 70’s but didn’t portend well for the next day with the temps close to … 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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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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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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Winter Seed Planning – Seed Catalog Dreaming – Seed Use, Care and Planting 1-5-19

It’s cold outside though sunny and turquoise skies, but the wind is blowing and cuts right through anything worn outside. I have to go out there and tend my winter vegetables and herbs but I don’t stay long because I … Continue reading

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Gardening in the heat of summer – tips for avoiding heat prostration or worse.

The weather here is getting hotter. Some of you may be new to the area and not used to our weather in the South East (I’m in Georgia) so here are some tips for keeping safe and healthy in the … Continue reading

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