Laura Johnson

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Discovered Permaculture in the Winter of my gardening life. Went to Permaculture Voices 1. Took a Design course, and now Re-doing my garden to incorporate permaculture principles. I believe it will enable me to keep gardening for many many years. Attempting to chronical the journey on a fledging blog.
Georgia, USA
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The ants are farming scale. Watch for the scale - which look like little dots. Clean them off with rubbing alcohol and a rough rag. Then get some good worm castings to put around your lemon. For some reason it prevents scale.
It does not say what zone you are in. Lemons are hardy to 27 degrees.
I have a Meyer Lemon that is about 20 years old. It is in a huge pot. I bring it in to the greenhouse every November with a furniture dolly. The lemons ripen , then It blooms and sets fruit in the greenhouse.
If you live in a frost area, a few do not have a place to over winter the lemon, you can build a pvc pipe frame. Cover it with clear plastic and put some light bulbs in ther to turn on when it gets cold. The old kind of light bulbs that give off heat.
I have a 40 year old Garden Way cart, it has hauled everything. If I can balance something on it - ( furniture) I can move it! And it can haul really heavy loads. It had hard rubber tires that I wore out  and I have replaced the balance bar twice. I am 78 years old and have certainly got my money’s worth. I LOVE MY CART.  Carts Vermont make a similar cart
8 months ago
I have tried numerous times and have not had success. Would love to know how. Any help?
9 months ago
Thanks, I will try those. The benefits are worth the effort. I need to try some other recipes too. Here is the elderberry process I used.
11 months ago
I have a elderberry patch. What is the best way to get rid of all those tiny little stems? Easiest way to process?
I made tincture - and it works!
11 months ago
My greenhouse is built out of recycled sliding doors, shower doors, windows, table top and windows removed fr9m a office building. Even the Little Rock’s mortared on the u0rights are rock dug out of the garden.

I have used those heavy dog food bags as pots for plants. Roll down the top, cut some holes in the bottom for drainage, fill with soil and little fruit trees etc.
1 year ago
Busted up concrete works well to terrace. Make raised beds. Think of them as irregular rock. I have seen them on Craig’s list.
1 year ago
About 7 years ago - I built a 2 block high bed huglekultur. Wood in the bottom, then soil. First year I planted summer squash. Bumper crop! Everything does great in that bed! And at age 78, I enjoy sitting on the edge to plant, weed and harvest. A aging in place solution. I have had to top it off as the the wood decomposes.
1 year ago
Opps, here is picture
1 year ago