Plants

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

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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Harvesting Maypop Passiflora Incarnata

This post is about Harvesting Maypop Passiflora Incarnata.  Here we show you when and how to harvest these fruits that are native to the eastern United States.  The Basics Maypop Passiflora incarnata is an attractive vine that flowers in the early...

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Collecting and Saving Paw Paw Seeds

This post is about Collecting and Saving Paw Paw Seeds.  We talk about the basics as far as what paw paw trees are and their needs, as well as how to collect, store, and plant the seeds.The Basics The paw...

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Propagating Korean Bush Cherry

This post is about Propagating Korean Bush Cherry.  We give you general plant information followed by detailed propagation instructions for softwood cuttings. Basic Information Korean Bush Cherry is a fine-textured bush cherry with fuzzy leaves that grows to 5-8 feet in...

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Harvesting Latefry Muscadine

Today we talk about Harvesting Latefry Muscadine.  The Latefry variety is a wonderful bronze variety of muscadine that tastes similar to a sweet grape.  We will discuss some basic muscadine information, how to harvest them, and how to prune...

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Propagating Sweet Scarlet Goumi

This post gives details on Propagating Sweet Scarlet Goumi.  We provide basic plant information followed by details on how to go about Propagating Sweet Scarlet Goumi.The Basics Sweet Scarlet Goumi, with a Latin name of Elaeagnus multiflora, is a Ukrainian...

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