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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

How does your garden grow? Here's some updates on ours. I'm pleased to say that our tomatos that we started by seeds are from Seed Savers Exchange. We've always been pleased with their products. I don't know if it was the addition of soil/compost to our garden, the pinching of suckers, or just plain God; but this year our tomatoes are doing better than they ever have. Oh yes and they're getting a good dose of java grinds (recycled from Starbucks).

Jon standing in front of the tomatoes to give you an idea of their size.

Did you know that there is close to 4,000 varieties of potatoes? Unfortunately, we only see a few in the grocery store. Here are potatoes grown in used soil bag.

Echinacea - also called the purple coneflower. This plant/herb is great at boosting the immune system and fighting infection.


O give me not red roses,
That early dews have wet!
They speak to me of kisses
That are remembered yet.

O bring me not white roses,
That summer winds have drest!
For once I placed white roses
Upon a quiet breast.

But bring me purple pansies
If so you wish to please,
For them I have affection;
For pansies are "heart's ease".
__Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos.

Share a cup of tea with me?

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