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Corn tassels


Can you identify this common garden sight?


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Corn tassle
Comment by Melissia Sun Sep 11 08:53:12 2016
Melissia --- We have a winner! :-)
Comment by anna Sun Sep 11 13:08:46 2016

Yes! I got it, too! Any chance you can include these ID queries on a regular basis? And maybe some of these would make great postcards--hint, hint!

Comment by adrianne Sun Sep 11 13:15:12 2016

Hi Anna and Mark,

Always nice to read about your success :).

I have a small library of 'plant' books. And I am getting better at identifying common weeds. Particularly edible ones.

I keep wondering exactly what 'animals' add to the garden to make its productivity increase so much? Plant stuff -> animal -> plants and the plants grow 2-3 times better!

Also, the animals grow 2-3 times 'better' [more mass and fat].

warm regards to you both,
John
Comment by John Sun Sep 11 14:02:56 2016





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