There is no True Reality

While this blog was initially about my adventures in growing my own food, it morphed into a window into my search for the truth and justice I was raised to revere, and has become my place to rediscover my Self. Be warned that while I strive to be open-minded and open-hearted, I can have some very strong opinions on certain subjects.

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My Permagarden

I don’t have money to buy lots of books, videos, or classes about permaculture. I also have a limited bandwidth internet plan, and no sound card, so I can’t watch online videos. So, I read what I can find on the subject, and here is where I’ll keep track of plans and updates.

Kiwifruit: Arctic Beauty or Hardy?

Pawpaws: These guys have some definite downsides for me. They take a few years before they start producing fruit, and they may require hand-pollinating. (At least until their companion butterflies find them.) Seeds must be kept cool and moist for 90-120 days for germination, and they’re notoriously difficult to transplant. I really want to grow these, but I have to ask myself if they’re worth all the trouble.

Autumn Olive aka Autumnberry: a nitrogen-fixer that bears edible fruit, AND provides wind block!

Russian Olive: the major difference between the Russian Olive and the Autumn Olive is fruiting time. Both are widely considered “weedy” or “invasive,” but I fail to see how a plant that provides food for humans and other animals, while also improving soil, can be a bad thing. Before planting either, check your states invasive species listings! Some states actually require the destruction (and forbid the cultivation) of these plants.