Mid-Summer

In the middle of summer, it becomes apparent that a plant's harvestable time does not last forever.  The long hours of heat and light during mid summer speeds the growing cycles of the plants, and their ultimate goal, to set seed and reproduce for next year. Some plants seem to linger in a harvestable stage longer than others.  This is just something you will have to learn by observation.  

But don't feel sorry you missed the earlier ones.  The plants available now are important too.  And they too will pass and the late summer plants will show themselves, and then the fall harvest will begin. The variety and speed of the plants, as they pass us by during their growth cycle can feel like a parade.  Enjoy the show!  

Mid-Summer

Lots going on... Enjoy the show!

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    Welcome!

    • Important Welcome Message (pre-requisite)

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    About Class 8 - Mid-Summer...

    • About Class 8

    • Class 8 - Updates

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    Class 8 - Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)

    • Class 8 - Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) 1 (see note below regarding sound)

    • Class 8 - Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) 2

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    Class 8 - Baptisia (Baptisia lutea)

    • Class 8 - Baptisia (Baptisia lutea) 1

    • Class 8 - Baptisia (Baptisia lutea) 2 "Don't shake the bottle."

    • Class 8 - Baptisia (Baptisia lutea) 3 "Go to the original problem."

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    Class 8 - Buckthorn (Rhamnus spp.)

    • Class 8 - Buckthorn (Rhamnus spp.)

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    Class 8 - Poor Man's Pepper (Lepidium virginicum)

    • Class 8 - Poor Man's Pepper (Lepidium virginicum)

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    Class 8 - Common Ragweed (Ambrosia spp.) and Large Leaf Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

    • Class 8 - Common Ragweed (Ambrosia spp.) and Large Leaf Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida) 1

    • Class 8 - Common Ragweed (Ambrosia spp.) 2

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    Class 8 - Garden Tour then Wood Sorrel (Oxalis spp.)

    • Class 8 - Tour then Wood Sorrel (Oxalis spp.) 2

    • Class 8 - Wood Sorrel (Oxalis spp.) 2

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    Class 9 - Garden Plants

    • About Class 9 - Garden Plants

    • Class 9 - Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)

    • Class 9 - Borage (Borago officinalis)

    • Class 9 - Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

    • Class 9 - Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia)

    • Class 9 - Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

    • Class 9 - Sage (Salvia officinalis)

    • Class 9 - Teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris or fullonum)

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    Class 9 - Updates Slideshow

    • Class 9 - Updates Slideshow

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