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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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Hay, Hay, Hay.

I went to the feed store.  Because I’m living out this fantasy of being some sort of a farmer.  Small scale, doable garden teacher farmer.  Define that.  Anywho, I went in search of pine straw, elusive pine straw to mulch … 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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Resilience.

The daily June rains are a blessing and a curse for my garden.  I decided a few years ago not to be daunted by the summer heat and throw in the towel.  Instead, I sought out plants that would make … Continue reading

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