Plants

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

Harvesting Cornus Kousa Dogwood Fruit

This post is about Harvesting Cornus Kousa Dogwood Fruit.  We cover some basic information on the kousa dogwood followed by how to harvest the fruit. The BasicsThe Cornus Kousa (Benthamidia kousa) also known as Kousa Dogwood, Japanese Dogwood and Chinese...

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Propagating Comfrey | Symphytum | Bocking 4 & 14

This post shows you how to go about Propagating Comfrey.  It’s as simple as digging up a few root cuttings about two inches long and putting them in the ground.  I’m propagating Bocking 4 and 14, which are the...

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Harvesting Goji Berry | Wolfberry | Lycium barbarum

This week I was out Harvesting Goji Berry | Wolfberry | Lycium barbarum.  I’m a little late, but did have some berries left.  Normally I’m harvesting from July until first frost, but this year I have been tied up...

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Propagating Autumn Olive

This post shows the process of propagating autumn olive using softwood cuttings and a mist irrigation system. The process involves taking cuttings during the summer, dipping the cutting in rooting hormone, and putting the cutting into a soil that...

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Garden Walk Through Pasadena Homestead

Today I do a Garden Walk Through Pasadena Homestead.  This post describes many of the edible plants and provides information on when I harvest the plants.  I have done this walk during different seasons in the past and this...

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New Zealand White Clover – Another Permaculture Wonder Plant

This post, New Zealand White Clover – Another Permaculture Wonder Plant, talks about the many aspects of this amazing plant. It has shallow roots to hold loose soil together, deep taproots to loosen soil down deep and create carbon...

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Propagating Aronia Viking also called Viking Aronia

This video shows the process of Propagating Aronia Viking using softwood cuttings and a mist irrigation system. The process involves taking cuttings during the summer, dipping the cutting in rooting hormone, and putting the cutting into a soil that...

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Garden Huckleberry aka Solanum nigrum aka Wonder Berry

Garden Huckleberry aka Solanum nigrum aka Wonder Berry is a fruiting annual in the night shade family.  The unripe fruit and leaves are toxic, so make sure you only pick totally ripe fruit.I did find one article online stating...

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Plants for Sale for Pickup at Great Escape Nursery

Plants for Sale for Pickup at Great Escape NurseryThe below plants are for sale immediately at our nursery, Great Escape Nursery.  Please click on the the highlighted link to get plant details.  Please email [email protected] for plant pickup arrangements.Available   ...

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Blackberry Growing at Great Escape Farms

This blackberry growing post shows you how I trellised blackberries in the fall of last year and how great they are doing this summer.  I have been harvesting blackberries for over a month now and still have buckets on...

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