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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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June in the garden.

Here it is almost the end of June and I’m not even thinking it’s summer with summer solstice yesterday slipping by like a whisper. But the days are so long I should have known. We have 6 interns now and … 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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Early May at Hillside Gardens

Yesterday my intern Troy and my neighbor Rhys and I planted so many vegetables, and harvested a ton of organic garlic. If you want the best kind of garlic, I will be braiding them into garlic braids, let me know … Continue reading

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Spring has come to Hillside Gardens

It’s the beginning of April here in Auburn, Ga. The peach tree has bloomed and is now forming tiny peaches the size of a pencil eraser. Tulips having been well frozen over our quite cold winter are now blooming happily … Continue reading

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Food Forest

In her book ‘A Georgia Food Forest’, Cynthia Dill defined it: “(a word) coined by Dave Jacke in Edible Forest Gardens, refers to a varied community of perennials that produce food for both people and nature.” In practical application it … Continue reading

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