Plants

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

Sweet Scarlet Goumi Berry Harvesting

Sweet Scarlet Goumi Berry Harvesting shows a mature goumi plant that has fruit ready to harvest, how to tell when it is ready to harvest and the method of harvesting. About Sweet Scarlet Goumi Elaeagnus multiflora is the botanical name of...

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Tent Caterpillar Removal Bag Worm Removal

Tent Caterpillar Removal Bag Worm Removal shows how to get rid of tent caterpillars on small trees. The video also briefly diverts to cedar apple rust. The Hunt Every morning I grab my cup of coffee and walk around the homestead. ...

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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 Farms is now on Patreon! If you enjoy our work and want to help support...

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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 get into the actual pruning.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon! If you...

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Fruit Trees Flowering Early and May Lose All of the Fruit

This post is about my Fruit Trees Flowering Early.  My nectarine and peach trees each have about a thousand buds each that are starting to flower out.  The pear and plum trees also have buds that are starting to...

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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.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon! If you enjoy our work and want to help support...

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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.Great Escape Farms is now on Patreon! If you enjoy our work and want to help support us, please...

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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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