Joylynn Hardesty

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Joy discovered Permaculture in 2015. Thanks, Paul! And suddenly the vast expanse of grass began to shrink. Her hubby is appreciative, as mowing is not fun for her guy.
Joy is designing her permaculture paradise from the edges. Fumbling and stumbling all the way. She successfully grows weeds and a few fruits and veggies in the humid Mid-south.
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Due to winter mortality, I stubbornly state, zone 7a Tennessee
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8 hours ago
I've been mulling this over. I think it's not cow parsley. It may grow as tall as 67". In good garden soil I have not seen it yet any taller then 2 feet. One source said the stems of cow parsley were once used as candle molds by the poor. My plants stems are less than 1/4" diameter. Soooo....

For no particular reason, I'm still not convinced it is Southern chervil.
9 hours ago
While I have no details myself, I know people are doing this. Going to Seed had a mixed summer grain landrace that they offered this year. (2024) I was able to get a package. But I don't know what records I'll be able to keep on them this year.

Maybe Joseph Lofthouse has some insight to offer?
From thousands of miles away, it looks like there is very little green on any of the pods.  At this stage, I would harvest all the stalks from this plant and let them dry, even with the green stalk. Once dry, then shatter the pods to extract the seeds. If you don't have room to store the stalks until dry, I have also  allowed them to dry on the stalks, harvesting them all at the same time.
1 day ago
Andre, did you make the film above?

I clicked to watch, saw the length and hoped the time was listed in minutes.

Then the credits began to roll... Wait, what? That's it? It really grabbed me, I wanted the HOUR!
1 day ago
There is a tree that sheds seeds that gather in drifts on my porch. They appear ridiculously early here. But I haven't seen any yet, though I expect you are further along in sprig the we are. I haven't identified them yet, though I do know mine are not willow.
3 days ago

Anne wrote:Then I found out last summer that rubbing soap on my legs and arms would prevent chigger bites.

Wait. What? Like rubbing a dry bar of soap on your skin?
4 days ago
100 year lifespan with never getting sick. I've been sick. I was so sick I could only chop veggies for 20 minutes at a time, then back on the couch for an hour. It sucks being sick.

(In other news, I'm back to 40 hour week stand up job, with still enough gumption to garden!)
4 days ago
I also wait until they have true leaves for the toms, peppers, eggplant.

When I direct sow beets and turnips I plant 3 or 4 in each place. Elliot Coleman does this. As the plants grow, the bulbs push each other apart. As one gets big enough for your purposes, harvest it, leaving the others to get bigger. This should work for kohlrabi and other bulbs.

I don't know about broccoli as it hasn't grown well for me.