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How does your garden grow?

The gardens at Hereford are continuing to grow and change. To follow the progress of student gardeners, click here. Advertisements

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August 19, 2013 | summer in review

As the summer comes to a close, I wanted to take a look back and see how the garden has progressed over the last three months.   May 23: July 14: August 13: These beds have shown the most change … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 | Hops | Humulus americanus, H. lupulus

Today’s feature is Hops.  Hops is well known as an ingredient in brewing beer, but research shows that is has other uses as well. Plant Family: Cannabinaceae (Hemp Family)  Plant Type: Perennial  Place of Origin: Britain, but grew wild in … Continue reading

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August 2, 2013 | Garden Update

            The end of July has not required a great deal of maintenance in the garden.  As you can see, the plants are growing beautifully and we are reveling in the joy of reaping the … Continue reading

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July 30, 2013 | Soapwort

Meg brought some of her homemade Sumac-ade to our last workday so we could all sample it. It was mild but quite refreshing! This evening I experimented with making liquid soap from soapwort, one of the wild herbs that we … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 | Smooth Sumac | Rhus glabra

For the remainder of the summer, our goal is to share with you some examples of how to use the plants in the demo garden. Today, I am featuring Sumac. Previous research done by a garden intern shows that there … Continue reading

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July 15, 2013

This week we are continuing to notice growth in the plants, some of which are almost ready to harvest! We had another very rainy week–leaving the ground very damp all week.  As a result, Ava and I took the opportunity … Continue reading

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