Spring Garden Reflelections & Fall Garden Plans YCH#62

I would like to tell you about some things I learned this past planting season and talk a little about my plans for the fall and next year. First of all I was thinking about the plants that did best in the HOT Georgia heat with the least care.  I think one would never be […]

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Elderberries from my homestead

Spring to Fall Gardening, Elderberries, Natural Ant Control,High Heat Turkey Roasting,Scythe YCH #61

Today I talk about:  Elderberries – Many uses, growing conditions, recipies, and propagation. My elderberries a exploding into dark blue deliciousness.  I talk all about the elderberry plant and leave some links below if you are hungry for more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/elderberry-recipes-zmaz73jazraw.aspx#axzz38iG5LU8c http://honest-food.net/2012/08/19/elderberry-wine-recipe/ http://www.garden.org/ediblelandscaping/?page=july_elderberry http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/mfruit/elderberries.html http://gardenmama.com/article.aspx?aid=310 Do YOU grow elderberries?  Or have YOU ever used them?  I would […]

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Ideas for Using Garden Veggies, Jujube, ACV Uses, Beetle Baffle and DE for Beekeeping, YCH # 60

http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/10-uses-for-apple-cider-vinegar-for-great-health/ Ideas for using zucchini http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/08/twenty-zucchini-recipes-for-sneak-some.html Vinegar rinse for veggies Beetle baffle and diatomaceous earth for bees vs oil traps Jujube Using a sawsall to cut meet.  Redneck meat processing – bone broth soup from neck Life without a microwave Pressure cooking the quickest easiest meals  

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watermelon

Tumeric, Rooting Willow, Pidgeon Peas, Growing in Pot, No Till VS Till, Fencing Ideas, Many Uses of Cattle Panels, Dealing With Large Snappy Hog YCH#59

http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/12482-science-confirms-turmeric-as-effective-as-14-drugs.html?c=cure http://themindunleashed.org/2014/06/science-confirms-turmeric-effective-14-drugs.html http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/20/the-truth-about-statin-drugs-revealed.aspx Pidgeon peas Rooting Willow Growing in pots eek! No till vs till gardens Many uses of Cattle panels Fencing Ideas Dealing with a 350 pound snappy hog

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WaterHyacinth

Sumac, Water Hyacinth, Sweet Potato Vine for Food YCH #58

SUMAC:      I remember a while back reading about a plant that tasted like lemons.  I knew it wasn’t a mint or lemon balm.  But I knew I had read about a substitute for lemons.  I am in zone 8.  Maybe I could raise a small lemon tree (along with my lime and kumquats); but […]

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nigerian buckling

Azolla, Biofertilisers, Homestead Updates YCH#57

I have been doing a lot of reading about bio fertilizers and am very impressed with the many uses of azolla. Azolla is a fresh water fern that is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Azolla can double it’s biomass in 2 days. It has a symbiotic relationship with a cyanobacterium (blue […]

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comfrey

Raising Rabbits, Comfrey, & Homesteading with Rick Worden YCH#56

Today I interview Rick Worden. He has a great website over at http://riseandshinerabbitry.com/ We had a conversation about: Raising rabbits: The benefits – health and cost effective. Natural food and herbs for rabbits vs pellets. The best housing for your climate. Comfrey as feed for animals and fertilizer for your garden. Diseases in rabbits and […]

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CAT

5 Bog Plants, Food prices, Rosemary, Permaculture Voices YCH#55

5 More Water Bog Plants: Water mimosa  (Neptunia oleracea) Water Mint (Mentha aqautica) http://paulkirtley.co.uk/2011/water-mint-mentha-aquatica/ Water spinach  (Ipomoea aquatic) Watercress  (Nasturcium officiale) Wild rice  (Fritillaria camschatcensis) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritillaria_camschatcensis http://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/view_seed_item/2721?itemname=FRITILLARIA+CAMSCHATCENSIS http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-17/15-reasons-why-your-food-prices-are-about-start-soaring  

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sheep

Ramps, Skirret, Water Celery, Taro, Wasabi, Baby Sheep YCH # 54

Aquatic Plants Continued Ramps  (Allium tricoccum) Skirret  (Sium sisarum) Taro (Colocasia esculenta) Wasabi  (Wasabi japonica) Water celery  (Oenanthe javanica) MORE EDIBLE WATER GARDEN PLANTS Ramps:  Allium trioccum  AKA: Ramps, Spring Onion, Wild Leek, Wood Leek, Wild Garlic. Ramps are an early spring perennial.  This is well-known with a strong garlic smell and onion like flavor.  They are found in […]

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