Monthly Archives: December 2011


I’ve been readying for an early planting season. A couple of pawpaws, black currants, dwarf sour cherries, and an additional elderberry have been ordered and will be planted in April. The seed list is, nearly, complete. I’m, admittedly, overwhelmed with … Continue reading

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Baby Baptisia

Meet a couple of my wild blue indigo seedlings. Baptisia Australis is a tap rooted perennial herb which can take a little shade though prefers sun and fixes nitrogen. It grows to about 5′ high x 2′ wide and blooms … Continue reading

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A Community Conversation

I want to link you to a post on the Transition Philadelphia site. The entry is OCCUPY VACANT LOTS – OFF TO A START!  It describes, not only, the work party event at Philly Food Forest’s (PFF) MErcy Edible Park … Continue reading

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December Bees

We couldn’t resist getting outside to work today and, clearly, neither could our bees! To update happenings in the hives: We are feeding the bees sugar water with a 2 (that is, two 5 lb. bags of sugar) to 1 … Continue reading

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