Author Archives: wsmithtdj

About wsmithtdj

Gardener, mother, wife, transcriptionist, Jesus follower.

Kitchen Gardening

Yesterday, we made ants on a log with celery, sunbutter and raisins. Delish. And then we planted the base of the celery in our garden beds. The kids are fascinated by kitchen gardening. We determined what would and would not … Continue reading

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Guerilla Gardening, Bursts and Happy Hippies.

Our school has a wildflower patch along the front entryway.  We planted it a few years ago with the help of the Florida Wildflower Association.  It’s zero maintenance, drought tolerant, awesome for beneficials and eye-catching.  After all of the bad … Continue reading

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Week in Review

We’re at the peak of spring planting in Central Florida.  Our middle school garden class broke a sweat on Wednesday, planting a few tomato transplants, saving arugula seeds, watering cucumbers.  We sowed some sunflower seeds, a tiger’s eye mix.  The … Continue reading

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Evening Harvest

I hosted a self-guided you-pick harvest in my home garden yesterday. I grew a salad. Except the kale. Eating raw kale requires a ton of chewing. Maybe someone should invent kale gum, you just keep chewing and chewing.

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Radishes the size of baseballs!

The community garden at New Image Youth Center is bursting with produce, bursting I tell you.  Yesterday, I tended to the beds in the rain for a few hours; the rain and I were partners, cleansing the plants, nourishing them.  … Continue reading

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Eat a homegrown salad, kids. Add some edible flowers.

Our middle school garden class harvested heads of lettuce today and made themselves salads.  We added baby Swiss chard and celery that was ripe for the picking from the beds.  For an interesting twist, I brought in homegrown edible nasturtiums.  … Continue reading

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Wealth

I am surrounded by the rich.  have you met them?  our friends who are blessed beyond measure?  I am surrounded by people overflowing with love.   the oppressed, the marginalized, the victims, society names them.  I say no.  you have it … Continue reading

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