Category Archives: Plantings

Planted Hardy Kiwi

Hardy Kiwi is something I’ve wanted to grow for some time now, but never got around to it.  I like the taste of the New Zealand Kiwi’s but never really cared for the fuzzy skin.  I have read that while … Continue reading

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Fungal Activity In Wood Chips

About a year ago I got several truck loads of wood ships dumped on my property from some tree clearing that was being done about a mile away.  I’ve used some of them around various plantings I’ve done, but barely … Continue reading

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Planting Update – Paw Paw, Wood Phlox & Comfrey

An update on some of what we have growing.  Many of the areas we only mow a couple of times a year now have wood phlox growing.  While we did not plant it I think it is very pretty.   … Continue reading

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Why Every Homestead Should Grow Hazel

After watching the various programs on the BBC about farming in times past (Victorian Farm, Tales from the Green Valley & Wartime Farm) I’m starting to see the value of having a stand of Hazel growing. First there is the … Continue reading

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All Around The Mulberry Tree

I have found two mulberry trees on the front half of my property.  The larger one I found two years ago but lost it last year.  I know how can you “loose” a tree.  Well I’m not that good at … Continue reading

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We Have Mulch

My mother noticed a company clearing for a new bike path and asked them if we could have the wood chips since they were working less than 2 miles away.  They were willing so the wouldn’t have to drive the … Continue reading

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Asparagus is Growing Good

Two years ago I planted some asparagus crowns.  At the time I didn’t really know where I wanted them so I just stuck them in the ground near the front of my property.   This turned out to be a bit … Continue reading

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Comfrey Is Doing Good

I planted a comfrey patch last year and didn’t get a lot of growth.  Even this spring I was getting a bit concerned because it wasn’t growing much.  However the cold lasted a long time this year, in fact I … Continue reading

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Update On Plantings

Even though I got them planted late, the Cocks Comb and sunflowers are doing well.  The sunflowers are about 9′ tall and the Cocks Comb are starting to set flowers.  I’m hoping both set seed before it gets too cold. … Continue reading

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Cock’s Comb Growing

I planted some seed that was more than 10 years old that my wife’s uncle gave me. They had a color I’ve never seen before, much more purple then I’ve seen before. I was afraid that the seed had lost … Continue reading

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