Tag Archives: Seeds

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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Protecting the Garden From Frost: Temperature Lows for Vegetables – 5-20

Here in NE Georgia I have been planting seeds in flats for about a month, getting ready to plant when the weather warrants it. Both spring and summer plants have been started. I don’t worry about the cool weather crops … 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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Making a cotton mattress pad from scratch – craft, gardening, sustainability 1-21-19

Once in awhile someone posts something on FB that so resonates with me. This video shows a beautiful young Chinese woman planting, transplanting, harvesting, processing, and making a mattress out of cotton she grew herself. It’s loaded with wonderful techniques … Continue reading

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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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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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The Magical Many Use Herb – Sida rhombifolia – And one of the most effective antibiotics on the planet – Grows Wild Here 8-19-19

And one of the most effective antibiotics on the planet – Grows Wild Here Australian National Botanic Gardens http://www.eattheweeds.com/sida-wireweed/ For years I was pulling up this amazing woody perennial plant from my garden. Until one day I identified it and … Continue reading

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Perilla aka Shiso, aka Korean Sesame herb 8-4-19

Here at Hillside Gardens in Auburn, Ga., we grow about 150 different kinds of herbs, mostly medicinal but many with multiple uses. It’s the season for Perilla herb. It’s in the mint family, is a self seeding plant that easily … Continue reading

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