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Pruning Muscadine Grape Vines now for More Fruit later
Pruning Muscadine Grape Vines is about trimming two muscadine grape vines in the winter before they bud out.  Grapes and Muscadines only fruit on new...

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Sustainable Homesteading in WV Spring 2017
Sustainable Homesteading in WV Spring 2017 goes over several topics including an update on the groundhog, organizing the shed, Winter Propagation Bed Transplanting, garden cleanup, and...

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Companion Planting and Fruit Tree Fair Workshop Notes
On Saturday April 15th 2017, I attended the Baltimore City Fruit Tree Fair where I presented a Companion Planting Workshop.  In the companion planting workshop,...

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Food Forest Garden Update WV April 2017
This post is a Food Forest Garden Update WV April 2017.  It shows my two-year-old food forest, goes over some of the plants in the...

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Epi081 Great Escape Farms Podcast – Raspberry Pruning Basics
This post covers Epi081 Great Escape Farms Podcast – Raspberry Pruning Basics, Hardy Banana Spring Preparation, Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees, Permaculture and Homesteading Q and...

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Permaculture and Homesteading Q and A Series No2
This post is Permaculture and Homesteading Q and A Series No2.  Topics covered include first flush downspout water diverter, water catchment, rainwater harvesting, hardwood cuttings,...

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Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees
This video is about pruning overgrown apple trees.  This is not the way that you prune an apple orchard yearly.  The tree shown here has...

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Hardy Banana Spring Preparation
This video is about Hardy Banana Spring Preparation and what needs to be done to prepare the hardy banana (Must basjoo) for spring. Great Escape...

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Raspberry Pruning Basics | Spring Raspberry Pruning | Rubus idaeus
This post is about Raspberry Pruning Basics | Spring Raspberry Pruning | Rubus idaeus.  We first go over the different type of canes, then we...

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Epi080 Great Escape Farms Podcast
This post covers Epi080 Great Escape Farms Podcast – Making Garden Huckleberry Pie, Nursery Operations Keeping Plants Dormant, Indoor Plantings Update, Hydroplanet Fluorescent Grow Light...

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Permaculture and Homesteading Q and A Series No1
This post is Permaculture and Homesteading Q and A Series No1.  Topics covered include transplanting trees, cell phone relay, winter propagation, planting paw paw seeds,...

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Hydroplanet Fluorescent Grow Light Product Review
This is a Hydroplanet Fluorescent Grow Light Product Review.  We will go over the product datasheet and discuss my experiences with this product.  This review...

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Indoor Plantings Update – Plants Started in the Basement
This post is an Indoor Plantings Update from the backyard nursery at Great Escape Farms.  All of the plants I’m talking about today were planted...

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Nursery Operations Keeping Plants Dormant
This post is titled Nursery Operations Keeping Plants Dormant.  It covers what a nursery needs to do if they ship bare root plants to extend...

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Making Garden Huckleberry Pie | Making Wonder Berry Pie
Today we are Making Garden Huckleberry Pie or as some would call it Wonder Berry Pie.  In this post, we give you an overview of...

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