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Getting the Most out of your Garden – i.e The depth of Resources around us. 6-13-20

Permaculture Design follows the natural laws discovered by its founder, Bill Mollison, an Australian guy, now passed on a few years ago, who spent 4 years observing nature in the outback of Australia. He was looking to understand how nature … Continue reading

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Beginning Gardener Mini-Tutorial 6-8-20

We are facing increased prices at the grocery store and some things aren’t always available or at all. For food security, grow your own food as much as you can or have space for. Here is my little mini-tutorial. These … 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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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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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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Winter to Summer Transition – Succession Planting 6-12-19

If the crazy weather we’ve been having has put your garden planting plans in “I am totally overwhelmed” mood, then here’s a tip. If you have things already growing in your beds from winter, and some of them are still … 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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The Tomato ‘guild’ Planting

It’s planting time for summer here at Hillside Gardens, in NE Georgia.   Yesterday my friend and intern Mandy and I planted a tomato bed. It’s about 10’x5′ rock walled terrace in full sun. The soil is well developed over … 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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