Category Archives: Fruits & Vegetables

Brix and Nutrient Density

On Permies.com there is a post, Brix Testing, which references Brix Readings, and What They Tell Us. The source of that article is Biologic Ionization as Applied to Farming and Soil Management.  Brix has been used for a long time in the wine industry … Continue reading

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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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How sweet it is!

I had always assumed that sweet potatoes were something that only grew as far north as Georgia.  But I love sweet potatoes, so last winter I started some research on-line. I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon an article in … Continue reading

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This Year’s Lupines

Last year we grew Altrei Blue Lupines from Richters and had a pretty good yield.  This year based on last year’s yield, we decided to plant only half of what we planted last year. Once again we learned the lesson … Continue reading

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Root Cuttings Redux

Back on April 30, I wrote about rooting sea buckthorn from root cuttings.  Two of the male cuttings had rooted around April 13.  A full month later, just as I was about to call it quits on the remaining cuttings, one … Continue reading

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Richters SeedZoo™

In a previous post, I wrote about Altrei Coffee lupines.  Richters has since sold out of these seeds.  I’ve had a number of inquiries about seeds which got me to thinking about what Richters was attempting to do: Richters is proud … Continue reading

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