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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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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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The Beautiful Sunchoke

The Sunchoke is a native sunflower in the eastern North America.  Unlike the other sunflowers we normally plant in the garden, the best part is not the seeds, it’s the roots (tubers). Sometimes called Jerusalem Artichokes or Sunroots, Sunchokes were … Continue reading

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