Growing Passionfruit With Permaculture Methods

Two of my favorites- permaculture and passionfruit. This article is the best of both worlds- or helps to create it!!


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Passionfruit surprise in our garden

Surprise blessing

They told me it’s impossible to grow passionfruit here. They were wrong. Permaculture came to the rescue.
— Read on www.tropicalpermaculture.com/passionfruit-permaculture.html

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A taste of Southern Springtime & Wild Violet Jelly

One of the first flowers to emerge in the spring, our purple and white violets are handpicked under the tall southern pine trees and woodland edges of our land.

 

Ever wonder what springtime in the South tastes like? Wild Violet Jelly brings soft floral and tender herb notes to highlight the tastes of the season. Enjoy this gently floral jelly with strawberries, custards and other desserts or smothered over a breakfast scone.

Available in person and online, while supplies last.

 

Let me call you SweetTart

With the random surprise of delightfully fresh red currants found at the farmers market, we launched into a delightful jam making session.

Let Me Call You SweetTart joins fresh red currants, strawberries, raspberries and cherries into one pot. Improved from an old southern receive, we are thrilled to bring this delight to the market. Maybe we should call it preserves, because we use the whole fruits and available to you just in time to treat you and your loved ones!

Purchase your jar here: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/JustRightRANCH/tools/listings/566038003

Let Me Call you Sweet Tart

Just Right RANCH: Let Me Call You Sweet Tart Jam.

Celebrating three years at Canton Farmers Market

Thank you City of Canton, Canton shoppers, the farmers at Canton farmers market and especially Micki (Canton Farmers Market Manager). At the close of this our third year participating at the Canton Farmers Market it’s a good time to reflect on how the market has grown and my own little tent has changed. I’m ever so grateful for the option to make my overgrowth of garden goodies and honey available for sale to the community.

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Wildflower Honey, Cherokee, Co., GA

I’ve learned to “pivot” at the Canton Market- based upon customer feedback and featured items or events each week. In fact, my deep dive into jams started last year with the reminder to “bring something peach” for the peach weekend.

So, here it is a year later and I’ve brought to market more than 25 flavors of jam, jellies and marmalades. Some, like Apricot Ginger and Blackberry Basil, are big hits! In fact, we had people lined up the first weekend this year to secure a new batch! Because we use fresh ingredients (not dried fruit), we had to wait for the fruit to be in season since we sold out in 2016!

Just Right RANCH products- Honey, Jams, & our Southern Sampler (a mix of honey and jams)


A few other options were definite learning experiences (think “retired for a reason”) and the direct customer feedback really is helpful to make sure Just Right RANCH products align with our clients’ desires. My favorite quote this year is

“You had me at Lemon”

from a customer who purchased our Lemon Ginger Marmalade (and returned the next week for more). Thank you!!

This weekend is the annual costume event, while we cannot be there, we hope everyone has a great time. As a reminder, a smattering of our products will be available throughout the winter across the street from the Canton gazebo at the Canton Cherokee County Historic Society Gift Shop located on the first floor of the big white marble building facing the square.

We’ve also opened our own Etsy store. Please keep in touch and we look forward to seeing y’all again in 2018!!

Deb, Just Right RANCH

Homemade cucumber trellis from Bamboo and Crepe Myrtle limbs and companion planting chart

I love mixing up plants in my garden. Finding the right mix of herbs, vegetables, flowers and seeing what surprises come each season. Here’s a good chart I found and so appreciate the options and details. Maybe you’ll enjoy this too.

via Companion Planting Information and Chart – The Permaculture Research Institute

This year I’m going to mix something with the cucumbers that I’ve planted as well as many of the other plantings. We crafted a trellis (below)  specifically for the cucumbers from recycled tree limbs from our farm. I’m thinking a companion climber might be in order to go along with the cucumbers, but who knows??

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