Tag Archives: Permaculture

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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Fighting the Rabbits

Rabbits have been eating everything they can find at the 40 acre woods.  Greens, peppers, carrots, landscape plants and even the roses have been eaten by these pest.  Their late night attacks seem to have escaped our sleeping watchdog June. … Continue reading

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Raised Bed Update

A few months ago I built a raised garden bed and wrote a post on how it was constructed.  I wanted to update you on the progress of this project.  I did not expect to get any yield from this … Continue reading

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Narrowleaf Pawpaw

Narrowleaf Pawpaw (Asimina angustifolia) We all knew the “Pawpaw Patch” song when we were kids.  I remember singing it while running through the woods and fields of Kentucky.  There was a “patch” of the Pawpaw Trees on my Grandpa’s farm. … Continue reading

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Building a Raised Garden Bed

Feeding your family with fresh vegetables grown at home is a satisfying way to stay healthy and save money.  Designing your bed with the right materials will give you years of vigorous vegetable growth without additional inputs.  I was able … Continue reading

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Oxalis, a tart and tasty weed

You would have to be in the Artic to get away from Oxalis, there are over 850 varieties growing all around the world.  Oxalis is the largest genus in the wood-sorrel family.  Commonly called Oxalis, Sorrel or Sourgrass here in the … Continue reading

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