Gardening

Chop and Drop – A Busy Person’s Best Friend

chop and drop

One of the most fun concepts of Permaculture is Chop and Drop. The concept of Chop and Drop is pruning, cutting or chopping woody perennials, shrubs and trees, and letting everything fall to the ground. Nature hates bare soil, and this is a way to naturally mulch your soil (like a forest) to feed the…

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Jujube Fruit – 7 Reasons to Include It in Your Diet

Jujube Fruit

About Jujube Fruit Jujube fruit is also referred to as Chinese dates, Korean dates, red dates, or Indian dates.  Jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba) grow on a small deciduous (loses its leaves in the winter) trees. Jujube trees grow to around 20-30 feet tall, and with small shiny green leaves, tiny blossoms, with grape-to-kumquat sized fruits that…

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10 Ways to Use Fresh Rosemary That Are Super Easy

fresh rosemary bush

What is Fresh Rosemary Fresh Rosemary is recently cut clippings from the small evergreen shrub Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region. It has dark green, needle-like leaves that have a resinous aroma. From late winter through spring, the plant displays blue flowers, which are edible. There are two growth types of…

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