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Goumi Fruit Bears Fruit

Two months ago, I wrote that  I got to taste the fruit and can say that the quest has been well worth it.  Goumi is a sweet, juicy treat. Well, those three little rubies have produced more treats – SEEDLINGS!  I … Continue reading

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Goumi Again

I’ve written a number of times about my attempts to propagate goumi from cuttings that did not overwinter to a seedling that turned out not to be goumi.  Last year I ordered two goumi plants from a Canadian supplier but … Continue reading

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Goumi Update

As soon as the weather was reliably warm, I moved both the rooted cutting and the seedling outside.  Everything else was exploding into growth but they sat doing nothing.  They weren’t doing poorly but there was no new growth.  Then … Continue reading

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Goumi (Elaeagnus Multiflora)

There are a number of varieties of elaeagnus that are considered invasive – Russian Olive (Elaeagnus augustifolia) and Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) but this variety is not. It’s a nitrogen fixer whose fruit, depending on the cultivar, ranges from tart-sweet … Continue reading

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лох многоцветковый

In reply to a comment on an old post on Goumi (Elaeagnus Multiflora), I mentioned that googling the Russian translation of Elaeagnus multiflora returned some interesting hits. All of the sites are in Russian but running them through google translate provides a reasonable translation. … Continue reading

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Plant Cloning

There are many types of vegetatively reproducing a plant –  cutting, layering, division, grafting and tissue culture.  A chance comment on the NAFEX list when I was looking for information on how to propagate our Illinois Everbearing Mulberry led me … Continue reading

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The Garden Path Not Taken

In 2003, an extraordinary gardening series called Recreating Eden aired the first season of five.  Unlike many gardening shows which are mostly about the garden and the plants in them, these programmes were more about the gardeners and how their … Continue reading

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A Pay-It-Forward Edible Hedgerow

It’s difficult to see in this picture, but our house is located quite a bit downhill from the quiet country dirt road in front and had no trees or bushes between it and the road when we built in 2007. … Continue reading

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Meandering way, way, way off the path

Every year we try seeds and/or plants that are uncommon to our area and uncommon in general, especially if they are edible or contribute to the edible garden itself.   It’s probably the classic example of our one-thing-leads-to-another approach. A couple … Continue reading

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