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Winter Growing and Seed Sources 11-13-19

We got hit by a 22 degree freeze last night. Three weeks ago it was 97 degrees. We watched the weather and had a couple of light frosts but this was the change from fall to winter around here. So, … 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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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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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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Spring Tonic Herbs

Here in NE Georgia we have had a one month early spring. If that doesn’t get you moving in the garden or homestead, nothing will. Fruit trees are in blossom, bulb flowers up and blooming along the roads and in … Continue reading

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The Herb Garden 1-16-2019

My garden started out as a raw hillside of red Georgia clay that you couldn’t get a pick axe in unless it had rained. Most of it was either barely growing Bermuda grass, eroded down to the bedrock, covered in … 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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