Category Archives: Herb gardening

A Treasure Plant – Sida rhombifolia

Sida rhombivolia aka Wireweed, Broom Jute By Diann Dirks 9-27-18 Flowers and developing seed capsules Photograph by: Fagg, M. Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens Here is one of those amazing plants that just blow the mind with their … Continue reading

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Summer transition for fall/winter gardening

Fellow gardeners and greenies, in most parts of the country fall doesn’t have to be the end of your gardening or food production. In more northern areas double walled hoop houses well anchored and heated by a rocket mass stove … Continue reading

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What is Permaculture Design?

The word Permaculture comes from “Permanent and Culture”. It’s how nature runs – using permanent systems (cultures) that have survived billions of years on this planet. This is a scientific system of environmental design based on the long term observations … Continue reading

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Bug Off Mosquito, Tick and Bug Repellent KIT and Serum

  Finally a bug repellent with no harmful chemicals, smells nice, isn’t sticky, and works like a freight train! No bug bites. The serum alone is great for flying bugs. If you include the essential oils, it keeps off ticks. … Continue reading

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The Value of Trees

The Value of Trees By Diann Dirks 4-18-2018   Here in Georgia, in the NE section, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are surrounded by trees. When my husband and I first arrived here over 12 years … Continue reading

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Fermented Fertilizer DIY

FERMENTED COMPOST/MANURE TEA Keeping soil fertile with vital nutrients and charged up with beneficial micro-organisms is key to having good yield. Using commercial fertilizer gives you pretty veggies with very little of the minerals and other nutrients our bodies need, … Continue reading

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Bees in the Garden

For the past several years the honey bee visitation in our garden here in Auburn has been very sad. Only saw a few now and then, seeing a cross section of the wild bee population coming to visit. But this … Continue reading

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