Plants

Each week I write about a plant or two that can be used in forest garden design, unusual food plants, food forest gardens.

Transplanting Trees by Hand

This post is about Transplanting Trees by Hand.  It is more showing how I did it than an actual how to or how you should do it.  The reason I’m transplanting trees from one yard to another is that...

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Marshmallow Althaea officinalis Edible Perennial

Marshmallow Althaea officinalis is an edible perennial plant that may have medicinal properties, can be cultivated, but also grows wild in the US. My Experience I do not have a lot of experience growing this herb yet.  I was in a...

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Blue Vervain | Swamp Verbena | Wild Hyssop

Blue Vervain is a beautiful perennial flower that is beneficial to good insects and can also be made into a tea. My Experience I do not have a lot of experience growing this herb yet.  I was in a Permaculture Design...

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Eating Canna Lily Rhizome Like Potatoes

This post is about Eating Canna Lily Rhizome.  We will talk some basics about Canna, then talk about its edibility and move on to how to cook the rhizomes. The Basics The Canna plant (Canna indica), also sometimes called the Canna...

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Propagating Rose of Sharon

This post is about Propagating Rose of Sharon.  Here we go over some basics of Rose of Sharon and how to propagate this edible plant. Plant Basics Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is also known as Althaea, Shrub Althea, and Hardy...

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Propagating Goji Berry Lycium barbarum

Goji berries can be propagated via cuttings and seeds.  This post is specifically about Propagating Goji Berry Lycium barbarum via softwood cuttings. We will cover goji berry basics as well as provide a detailed how-to for propagating this little...

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Canna Winterization or Canna Bulb Storage for Winter

This article, Canna Winterization or Canna Bulb Storage for Winter, shows you how to harvest Canna roots or rhizomes and properly store them for the winter. Tropical Plant Canna is actually a tropical plant and subtropical perennial herb that comes back...

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Harvesting Garden Huckleberry

This post is about Harvesting Garden Huckleberry.  We will show you how to harvest the fruit, clean them, and freeze them for future processing.  Make sure you harvest only fully ripe fruit.About Garden Huckleberry Garden Huckleberry or wonderberry (Solanum melanocerasum)...

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Winterizing Hardy Bananas Musa basjoo

This post is about Winterizing Hardy Bananas Musa basjoo.  We go over the various steps to winterize as well as when to remove the heavy mulch. Why Winterize This weekend I winterized the hardy banana bushes.  If I mulch them up...

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Blanching Tomatoes and Freezing Them

This post goes over Blanching Tomatoes.  We will go over the entire process of blanching tomatoes, including the preparation and freezing them after blanching. Too Many This summer I had several occasions where I had an overabundance of tomatoes.  It got...

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