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Polyculture

Polyculture is agriculture using multiple crops in the same space, in imitation of the diversity of natural ecosystems, and avoiding large stands of single crops, or monoculture.  It includes multi-cropping, intercropping, companion planting, beneficial weeds, and alley cropping.  At the … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake Weed

Florida Betony (Stachys floridana) aka Rattlesnake weed. Florida Betony, is one of the most common plants found in Florida lawns and landscape.  Sun and a moist lawn are magnets for Florida Betony and most information found on this plant is … Continue reading

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Small Pond

A small backyard pond is a great way to enhance your landscape.  I built this one with some supplies I gathered from a friend and rocks I picked up on the side of the road. There is something soothing about … Continue reading

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Papaya Tree

Some time last year I had a red papaya a friend had grown in his back yard in central Florida. It was a great tropical treat and I saved some of the seeds. I did not remember that I actually … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pot

My Strawberry plants are looking great this summer.  The pot built from the bottom of a old barrel is working perfectly to keep them moist and healthy. Looks like they are trying to escape.  The runners hanging down the sides … Continue reading

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Hexagarden July Update

The Hexagarden is enjoying the wet summer in North Florida.  The sweet corn and sunflowers are growing tall while the herbs and vines grow below. The Hexagarden is six raised beds arranged in a circle. I can work from the … Continue reading

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Dog Vomit Fungus

Sometimes I find some surprising things growing in the 40 acre woods.  I found this bright yellow stuff growing around a onion in my raised bed garden. This is the Dog Vomit Fungus (Fuligo septica) a species of plasmodial slime mold. … Continue reading

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