Hardwood Cutting Update

This is a hardwood cutting update on the cuttings I put in the ground in December of 2015.  Hardwood cuttings are cuttings from one-year-old wood that is dormant in the late fall or winter.  Softwood cuttings are cuttings from...

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Backyard Nursery Update

This is a Backyard Nursery Update from the Pasadena, MD location.  Today we talk about maypop suckers and how to propagate them as well as other plants we will be selling later this summer.Maypop I planted one maypop three years...

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Epi046 Great Escape Farms Podcast

This post covers Epi046 Great Escape Farms Podcast - Mid-Atlantic Permaculture Convergence Review, Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, Growing Blackberries, and Growing Elderberries.Great Escape Podcast is an audio version of the blog posts from Great Escape Farms, Specializing in Unique Edible Plants,...

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Growing Elderberries

I have been growing elderberries for four years now and they have become one of my favorite edible and medicinal berry plants.  It is the third week in June and they are all in full bloom now.  The blooms...

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Growing Blackberries

This post, growing blackberries,  is a summer update to a post I did back in the fall about stringing up my blackberries for better production.  The post from last fall can be viewed at: Update on weekend work and...

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Cornus Mas Dogwood

The Cornelian Cherry Dogwood tree is also known as the Cornus Mas Dogwood. The cornus mas dogwood is an edible, medicinal, and pretty plant for the landscape.  While the cornus mas dogwood is native to Europe and Western Asia...

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Mid-Atlantic Permaculture Convergence Review

This post is a Mid-Atlantic Permaculture Convergence Review.  This training and networking event was held in Charles Town, WV and was hosted by the Riverside Project and the Permaculture Podcast.  They had two or three different events going on...

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Epi045 Great Escape Farms Podcast

This post covers Epi045 Great Escape Farms Podcast -  Romney WV Farm Update, Ostrich Fern Fiddlehead, and More Water Catchment Lessons Learned.Great Escape Podcast is an audio version of the blog posts from Great Escape Farms, Specializing in Unique...

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More Water Catchment Lessons Learned

My water catchment system is full again and catches water from every rain, but there are still a few tweaks to be made.  I thought I had a rock solid water catchment design, but discovered a few issues that...

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Ostrich Fern Fiddlehead

The ostrich fern fiddlehead is used as an edible, medicinal, and ornamental plant.  The ostrich fern is actually the plant and the fiddlehead is what the leaves are called before the unfurl.  The ostrich fern, with a Latin name...

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