“That’s a pie-crust promise: easily made, easily broken.”
Christmas for my family this year was very bittersweet. My youngest brother was killed early Christmas morning. Our days of celebration have been marred with mourning and yet we have overcome the pain of the tragedy and are stronger for it. [...]
New books from hubby…he likes the idea of chickens!
A gift certificate for currant bushes and a seed library membership.
A surprise portrait from our children. PRICELESS!
Baby okra appeared on Christmas!
The first baby tomatoes appeared on Christmas, also.
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“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation
and a pinch of creativity.”
It’s not quite January and already several friends and neighbors have asked me what I’ll be planting in the garden. The question comes up every winter and is inevitably followed by “What should I plant?” I don’t mind offering a plant selection for [...]
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference,
ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up
to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
Marian Wright Edelman
Congratulations to all of the winners of the heirloom seed [...]
The first indoor garden bloom prize goes to Lobularia maritima (Alyssum).
46 days after the tomato seeds were planted indoors:
Coming in a close second is "Silvery Fir Tree" heirloom tomato.
Happy “First Day of Winter” everyone!
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Every burden is a blessing.
Last Friday our daughter turned down dinner and holiday baking at our house because she “had plans”. That’s not surprising. She’s 22, and with her own apartment and a rare weekend off from work at the hospital, (she’s a registered nurse on a med./surg. unit.) dinner [...]
A last reminder about the heirloom seed give-away. I’ll be drawing names on December 22 to win free heirloom seeds just for visiting my site. To enter, simply leave a comment or send along an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention heirloom seeds in the subject line. It’s my way of saying “Thanks” for stopping by [...]
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces,
and which most men throw away.
-Charles Caleb Colton
“Wordless Wednesday: The indoor garden.”
Eggplant November 2009.
"White Egg" eggplant, December 2009.
Five-color silverbeet, December 2009.
Silverbeet, December 2009.
Dwarf okra, [...]
What timing! Just as I posted the next-to-last entry of the vegetable gardening series… the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog arrived in the mail. One look is enough to send me running for a pen to begin marking notes, by tomorrow the pages will be dog-eared. (And I’ve already placed an order!) This catalog is [...]
In the smallest of yards and the biggest of cities people make room to grow summer’s essential vegetables: tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. (O.K. technically they’re fruits.) In pots or plots everyone loves fresh, juicy tomatoes ripened in the summer sun, crisp sweet peppers and tender eggplant picked fresh for cooking. Seed varieties are available from [...]