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Year Zero: Serious Moment

I have a five year plan. It is not a good plan and it changes from day to day but it is a plan. Right now, I have just left year zero. January 2021 is starting a new year for…

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Beneficial Grants: Texas Monarch Butterfly Grant

I live in Texas. Howdy. I was looking into things that could boost my permaculture food forest without costing me any money. As I was looking through the many grants. It all started with the Monarch Butterfly Grant. This is…

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Ginger in Pots

I just began growing a sprouted ginger in a pot yesterday. This morning I was scrolling through my Facebook groups and there it was: a sign from the universe. STORY TIME: We had this green shoot come off a piece…

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My pumpkins are flowering

That’s right. You heard it right. My pumpkins are beautiful and they have the most amazing flowers. Ignore how weedy my garden is. Pumpkins have two kinds of flowers: male and female. The first flowers to show up are male…

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Why Cilantro?

Cilantro is related to carrots, celery and parsley. This little herb is good in salads, soups and as a garnish. An excellent source of antioxidants and in one study about prostate cancer in 2019 saw a difference and leads towards…

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Introducing: Yard by Yard

My favorite place to buy plants most certainly is going to be Yard by Yard. They have these huge greenhouses with so many plants. They have always been great, and it turns out that my father has painted the guys…

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Update: My garden September 5, 2020

I have three sets of peas that are growing well. As you can see I have grown lazy since thus last rain and have not weeded my garden, although I plan to very soon. I just don’t know when I…

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Garden Update 2020: August 30

This will most likely be the final update for this month. I like to see the progress in my plants. If you are a gardener yourself you know what I mean. We have beans and they just don’t seem to…

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Garden Update 2020: August 25

I think the picture above is broccoli or lettuce. Either way I am pleased to see that there are sproutlings. I see some clusters, but in my defense I planted quite a few in each spot because some of the…

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Garden update: August 20

My corn has been growing like crazy. It is still a struggle to keep my dogs away from my beans, but they aren’t really messing with my corn. We are working on getting a pen made for them since they…

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Have you seen this corn?

Now I am usually the first person to get excited about anything plant related. The thing is I am really excited right now. You see back in March my parental unit gifted me 10+ year old seeds. I planted different…

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Why Lemon Balm?

We should first begin by saying: why not lemon balm? This plant smells delicious. I don’t know a single person who didn’t stick their face in my lemon balm after a small whiff. It smells like a sweet lemonade. I…

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My garden: August 12

This is our rogue zucchini. It grew out of our burn pile. Those seeds came from the remains of my zucchini bread. The fruit rarely ripens but that is because I purposely neglect this plant. My kids don’t want me…

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Something is eating my plants – August 13th 2020

I think it is those stupid rabbits but I know for sure there are birds. They are uprooting my beans, eating my poor pumpkins. They stripped one little baby down to its stem. It is so sad and my dogs….

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Welcome home: ornamental pepper

Good day friends. I have a problem. It is. Problem I am happy to share with you because, friends, it is not MY problem. You see when I get sad I buy plants. Plants make me happy and therefore I…

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Pumpkins and Peas Y’all

It is six days since we planted our pumpkins and peas and I am excited to announce they are not dead. They are doing pretty well. I just wanted to show off how not dead they are. Won’t woot

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Planting season: pole beans August 6th

I have three different types of green beans and I have planted all three. I do not know how this will work out but I planted a lot of rows. You see, I have many children and they happen to…

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August 10th: we have pumpkins

That’s right. I have pumpkins sprouting up all over the place. I am extremely excited. We have been watering them two to three times a day depending on the heat. I went back and read one of my posts. I…

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August 1: Peas and Pumpkins

Stop and just imagine for a second that plants just magically grew with little to now work…. that is just a great dream. Now pop it. I have been hoeing. These are my adventures… 🤣 Well, random citizens, I have…

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