Category Archives: pest management

How To Use Fresh Manure – Chicken, Horse, Cow or Pig 4-10-2020

This blog posting is of a subject only dear to the hearts of true gardeners and farmers. If you are offended by the subject of manure, be reminded that without nature’s way of using everything to sustain life, we’d be … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Diatomaceous Earth Magic

By Diann Dirks It’s interesting to me that something that looks so innocent and ordinary (looks like flour) can have so many miraculous benefits. This substance is the mummified remains of quadrillions of tiny micro-organisms deposited in the earth millions … 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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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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June Pests – Squash Bug aka ‘stink bug’ alert

This is a good time to check for ‘stink bug’ squash beetles and cucumber beetles on your curcurbin plants (all the pumpkin, squash, cucumber, melon and gourd family). Look on the leaves for bronze colored tiny rows of little round … Continue reading

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