Monthly Archives: August 2013

Gifts From Three Sisters

Most school children have heard the story of the three sisters. The corn is planted first and reaches for the sky. The beans and squash are planted when the corn is about six inches high. The beans use the corn … Continue reading

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Delicious Pigweed Chips (Or, if you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em)

I mistakenly thought I ran across my arch garden nemesis in the seed rack at the local home and garden store the other day. “Amaranthus”, aka pigweed, touted as an heirloom seed no less. I had to pull out my … Continue reading

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Intriguing Apple Guilds

A conversation with my niece, Amy, has been reverberating in my head and psyche. We were discussing food sustainability one day and Amy wondered aloud about the keeping ability of apples. Back in pioneer days, people would keep apples all … Continue reading

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Improving Blackberries in Ohio

While I love my trellised blackberry bushes, I planted a couple erect (no trellis needed) blackberry bushes a few years ago. I researched different varietals and found that some contained more cancer-fighting antioxidants than others. The berries are smaller, and … Continue reading

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