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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Don't Roast All the Seeds

Keep some of them for next year. I took mine and dried them on a paper towel. Then, I wrapped them up and...

...labeled them. And put them in the frig until spring and then...

...another perfect pumpkin will come next year:-)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Garden List

I had a request to post about my indoor garden and of course, I am happy to oblige my readers:-)

So, the first step to any garden is to make a plan and for me, that was taking an inventory of my seeds. Here is what I have:

Iceberg Lettuce
Green and Red Lettuce
Flat-leaf Parsley
Romaine Lettuce

And here is what I want:


You will notice there is a lot of lettuce. That's on purpose. Lettuce is the easiest thing to grow. If you are at all shy about indoor gardening, start there. It will sprout in 3 days and give you immediate satisfaction for your work:-)

Anyway, that's 10. I can do 10, right? I had better go measure:-)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday's Foto Fun with Pumpkins

It's time for Carrie's Friday Foto Fun:-)

This is the one and only pumpkin that my garden produced this year. I guess if you don't have quantity, you have to have quality:-)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bye, Bye Love:-(

Before I get to this week's gardening post, I want to give you an update on my daughter. She came through the surgery with flying colors. She is understandably crabby but healing well. Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers that you all gave to my family during this time. It really helped us to get through. Thank you:-)

This weekend, the weather was beautiful and a perfect time to clean out my veggie garden. So, Bye, bye loves:

Bye, bye basil.
Bye, bye pumpkins.
Bye, bye weeds...oh wait...that is a good one to go:-)

As you can see, I couldn't let go of my parsely yet. I am still using them in soups and stews and such and I haven't started my indoor herbs yet so, he stays. The peppers and the tomatoes still have buds. I did a fair amount of pruning today so, we shall see if I can extend the season just a little bit more. Wishful thinking? Maybe.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Welcome to the Jungle

That Guns and Roses song is song by my husband every year. It is a reaction to me bringing in my plants the night of the first frost. And this is why:

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pears Pears Everywhere

Ok...last week I posted a picture of my pear tree . This week, I need something to do with all these damned pears!!

I found this recipe for Pear Cobbler on Good Stuff Maynard . I am going to try this recipe this weekend. I will let you know how it goes:-)

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