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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Save Those Tomato Seeds

"Gardening is a way to say that you believe in tomorrow." If that saying is true, than I believe! And if that is true, I need to save some seeds to have tomatoes tomorrow...or in this case, the spring.

Saving seeds is easy if you follow these steps:

1. Seed a tomato

2. Place said seed into a very fine sieve:

3. Rinse the seeds gently. The goal here is to remove the gelatinous material that the seeds swim in and the thin membrane around each seed. This takes longer than you think because those membranes can be really stubborn. For the really difficult ones, you can gently rub them between two paper towels. This is what it looks like before and after:

4. Dry them on a paper plate. See how many seeds I got from a half of a tomato?

5. Once they are dried, wrap the seeds in a paper towel and place them in a labeled food storage bag.

6. Store them in the refrigorator until them at ready to plant in the spring.

Happy Saving:-)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tackling a New Indoor Garden

It's time for Tackle It Tuesday with 5 Minutes for Mom . It's time for me to start my indoor garden again. If I start it now, we will have lettuce and herbs for the winter:-) The light table took quite a hit this year so, we needed to rebuild it. I didn't take before pictures but here are some afters:

And this table is all ready for the summer plants to come in when they are ready. I have 4 ferns, 5 impatiens and one marigold to bring in. My seedlings will be big enough to come out by then:-)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Friday Foto Fun with More Goodbyes

It's time for Carrie's Friday Foto Fun:-) Today, we are saying a heart-felt goodbye to...

...our pool. You served us well this summer. I had both my girls home all summer and we spent hours with you this season. Thank you for the fun and the cooling and the relaxation! See you next year:-)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Grape Fest


Turns Into This:

And then Results in This:

Susie's Homemade ECookbook

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