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Gigantic Cukes

Went to New Image to garden today, but Mother Nature decided on downpours. I grabbed two mammoth cucumbers and bolted.

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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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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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Calendula

This girl was worth the wait. From seed, it took about three months to flower. The nasturtiums, also from seed, are taking over the veggie bed, next to heirloom green zebra stripe tomatoes (yes, from seed). Peak early spring.

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Finding

Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out … Continue reading

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Chicken Wings and Terrariums

In garden club today, we set up a full-on outdoor classroom.  Our school garden is a work-in-progress, it was started last year and operates on a shoestring budget.  Usually, we walk out on Wednesday afternoon to our two raised beds … Continue reading

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