Let’s talk gardening!
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by David The Good
1d ago
The internet was behaving, so we had a livestream last night: I can’t tell you how excited I am about this gardening year. The food forest is entering its second year, and the Grocery Row Gardens are looking great. We’re a bit short on time since the nursery has been taking it up, but we started hundreds of transplants to sell and all the extras are getting planted out. I’m also working on an in-depth food forest course that is going to be exclusive to our supporters, and in doing that, we are putting in work on our food forest and filming it so you can see how we make things happen. The pict ..read more
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Keepers of the Old Ways: THIS Friday and Saturday!
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by David The Good
2d ago
Are you anywhere near Dothan, Alabama? If so, come on over to Keepers of the Old Ways! They’ll have classes on butchering, grafting, fermenting, blacksmithing, gardening, soapmaking, mushroom cultivation, breadmaking and more. And it’s very family-friendly, with an entire track of classes for kids. Also, I’ll be giving two talks, plus we’ll have our plant nursery booth set up with all kinds of rare and wonderful food forest plants, including: Black cherry Cassava Oxalis Edible air potatoes Sugarcane Goji berry Potato mint Lemongrass Purple sweet potato slips Everglades tomatoes Eggplant Oca Ch ..read more
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Gardening in Florida Sand
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by David The Good
3d ago
Just because you have a sandy Florida yard, it doesn’t mean you can’t grow food. Last week at the Palafox Market, a couple told me they were struggling to garden in their “terrible sand” near the ocean. It can be tough, for sure, as it eats compost and drains quickly, becoming hot, and dry, and Sahara-like just days after a rain. Yet you can garden quite well in Florida sand. Jim Hawkins writes: When I lived in Niceville FL, mid 1980s. I went to the local fisherman’s Co-Op and sometimes to Destin harbor to meet the returning boats, got plenty of fish bones and guts for my garden. I  took ..read more
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Two Edible Nightshades – at the Beach!
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by David The Good
4d ago
Yesterday we visited the beach after Mass. On the way, I came across a very nice mulberry tree by the highway, absolutely loaded with fruit. I’ll post a video on that tree soon. But at the beach itself, we first found a very thorny nightshade growing on the dunes. At first I thought it might be a tropical soda apple, but with some searching it turned out to be a useful and edible species known colloquially as the “litchi tomato.” Of course, the first place I turn for information on wild plant finds is Green Deane’s Eat The Weeds website. He writes: A native of South America, particularly Para ..read more
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Coming Soon
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by David The Good
1w ago
I just got my copy of Minimalist Gardening in the mail yesterday, and we filmed a video demonstrating the three cattle panel trellis designs in the book. We should post that soon – just need to finish the thumbnail and write the video description. Stay tuned.   The post Coming Soon appeared first on The Survival Gardener ..read more
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African Iris in Bloom
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by David The Good
1w ago
A few months ago we were at a nursery. This is a dangerous thing for a plant hoarder. While there, I saw an overgrown pot labeled “African iris,” and picked it up. When I got home, I divided the clump and repotted multiple irises in other pots to give them some breathing room. Yesterday when Rachel and I were in the greenhouse, she said, “Oh – David – look at this! It’s so beautiful!” It was one of those irises, and it was truly lovely. It’s very pure white, like the robes of an angel – and the gold and violet make it look quite royal. The species is Dietes vegeta, and according to IFAS, it g ..read more
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An easy method for growing Osage Orange from seed
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by David The Good
1w ago
Edible Acres shares an easy method for propagating osage orange: When I first moved to Alabama in August of 2020, I visited some properties up towards the center of the state on a consulting trip with a non-profit that was trying to buy land and start a ministry for veterans. There, we came across some fruiting Osage orange trees and I put some fruits in a bag in the back of one of the guy’s trucks. When we got back, I forgot to grab them – and then completely forgot about them for months, and when I remembered, I assumed he had thrown them out. The next spring, he got in touch and said, “Oh ..read more
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HE IS RISEN
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by David The Good
1w ago
And on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen cometh early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre; and she saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre. She ran, therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith to them: They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went out, and that other disciple, and they came to the sepulchre. And they both ran together, and that other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And when he stooped down, he saw the linen cloths lyi ..read more
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Good Friday
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by David The Good
2w ago
And they brought Jesus to the high priest; and all the priests and the scribes and the ancients assembled together. And Peter followed him from afar off, even into the court of the high priest; and he sat with the servants at the fire, and warmed himself. And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might put him to death, and found none. For many bore false witness against him, and their evidences were not agreeing. And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying: We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within thre ..read more
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No Sale this Saturday due to Holy Week
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by David The Good
2w ago
We’ll be back at the Palafox Market next Saturday. Have a blessed weekend remembering the work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The post No Sale this Saturday due to Holy Week appeared first on The Survival Gardener ..read more
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