Sharon Cline

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since Jul 18, 2015
I'm an old hippie. In my mid-life crisis, I got carried away and went to med school. Love medicine, but the profession is broken ( like so many things today). I am an organic gardener for many years. It is my passion & I plan to retire to my little farm and do that as soon as I can.  I am moving in all directions there to be sustainable.
Saylorsburg, Pa.
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I planted white clover between rows in my vegetable garden for the first time last year, it did well, surpressing weeds, until late summer when grasses took over. I tilled last year, but am not going to this year. I realize I just planted the grass seeds when I tilled. I'm going to try to sow the clover earlier this year, since it is a slower growing clover. I had plenty of rain in my area last year, so competing for H2O was not an issue. Plants thrived growing amongst the nitrogen fixing clover. Crowding was not an issue.In some other fields, where weeds are a bigger problem, am planning to plant buckwheat to smother them, then follow with red clover after that. Any thoughts? I'm in Zone 5 & sunny location..
4 years ago
2 of 2 ended up in junk mail, so I marked it Not Junk, should be good now
I did not get email 2of2 either. I use hotmail.
My effotrts were thwarted by a dry Spring & wet June, but I am Thankful for all I learned in my garden and all that did well! Our meal will be graced with butternut squash soup, raspberry wine & apple pie.
4 years ago

Xisca Nicolas wrote:You could not make your own seeds from your plants in 1 season?
Or is it just for practical reasons you keep buying the seeds?


I have not been able to grow it long enough to get seed. I should try to keep it growing during the winter in my grow room & try--I do save seeds. My room is not that large, I bring a lot of my herbs indoors for the winter. I really need a greenhouse!
5 years ago

Voy Grabiec wrote:

Sharon Cline wrote:Yes, I grow it in zone 5b. It is an annual for me since it is a tropical plant, but is fast growing. It grows close to the ground and sprawls outward, so it is a lovely ground cover. I makes a delightful tea. Powerful medicine!



Welcome to Permies, Sharon.
Do you grow it from the seed?



Thanks, Voy, this is an awesome site! Yes. I start Gotu Kola in early Spring under fluorescent lights.--I have a shed that is insulated and the lights keep it warm--I don't have a greenhouse, yet--i get the seeds from Horizon Herbs.
5 years ago
Yes, I grow it in zone 5b. It is an annual for me since it is a tropical plant, but is fast growing. It grows close to the ground and sprawls outward, so it is a lovely ground cover. I makes a delightful tea. Powerful medicine!
5 years ago