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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Honeysuckle Jelly

Honeysuckle Jelly – At the start of the summer, when all the children are antsy because school is almost out, we actually go out and pick honeysuckle blossoms to make this incredible jelly. Step back in time to your summer memories and remember the sweet delight, of that first warm drop of nectar from the heart of a honeysuckle. Celebrate summer again and again with Just Right RANCH Lemon Honeysuckle Jelly!

 

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Blackberry Basil Jam

 

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Capturing the taste of the sweet summer sun, blue skies and laughter, our signature Blackberry Basil Jam is sure to please.

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Each bite of our Blackberry Basil Jam will remind you of the time you, too, stepped off the path up to taste your very own straight off the vine blackberries.

 

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Requested by chefs and fans – like my nephew pictured here picking blackberries – this crisp, clean, earthy basil is hand-cut and added to the freshest blackberries – near bursting with their juices.

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Be sure to secure a jar for yourself! Available for purchase online and at Locations and Events like these.

Take a moment and tell us about your blackberry picking adventures!

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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.

 

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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