These are the first of MANY lemons coming off my lemon trees! Backstory: I’ve got 2 lemon trees & for about 3 years since I got them they have only fruited green tiny lemons (like hello lemons are yellow & bigger than a cumquat) so when I went outside to pick some herbs I found these 3 yellowish orangeish lemons on the ground & oh my stars my excitement is beyond! I’m so so excited to use these lemons in cooking & cleaning! Bring on them 🍋
The volunteer #tomatoes on this plate are for our chickens. 🐓
We’ve been having record hauls of these small cherry sized tomatoes that somehow magically started growing by themselves right next to our chicken coop.
The order of precedence for these tomatoes are: Visitors - they can snap and eat on demand. Chickens - they really deserve them and go CRAZY for them....and any leftovers we take inside for us 😂 #tomato#tomatoes#tomatoplant#tomatoplants
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Transplanted some hot pepper seedlings! Also some in-progress shots of our other pepper, strawberry and tomato seedlings, as well as a nice overview of the whole garden. My cantaloupe plants are close to needing trellising to keep from being unruly #indoorgardening#gardening
Starting seeds is super easy. If you don’t have the space for a garden, many plants can even be grown in patio containers!
1. Put on your favorite garage coat so your clothes don’t get dirty.
2. Gather materials: dirt, water trays, risers, wicking mat, planting trays, covers, seeds, labels. You can get these from any garden store.
3. Assemble your trays. Set the risers inside the water tray, lay the wicking mat over the riser so each side will reach the water once you fill the water tray. Set your planting tray on top of the wicking mat and fill with dirt.
4. Pick out your seeds and plant 1 seed in each cell about 1/4” deep (read your seed packet to be sure of the depth). Cover the seeds and label. Use what you have to label them, they don’t need to be fancy. I like to use twist ties and tape, I just always seem to have them.
5. Cover your trays with the clear covers and set them in a warm place where they won’t be disturbed and where you’ll have enough light or where you have your grow lights set up. Fill the water trays with water up to the bottom of the riser so the mat ends are well saturated and able to pull the water up into the mat.
6. Once the seeds begin to sprout you’ll want to turn the lights on and leave them on for 12-14 hours a day. I usually put them on a timer.
7. That’s really all there is to it! Once the seedlings really get growing you can transplant them into larger pots.
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Collection of 4 Gardening Books
Beautiful as home decor or as a resource.
“Flower Arrangement for Everyone”-1947
“The Green Thumb Book of Indoor Gardening”-1967
“The Garden of the Beloved”-1974
“The Country Diary of an ExwardianLady” -1977
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Great collection for the garden lover!
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I spend a lot of time procrastinating things that I tell myself I don’t have time to do. When I finally get to doing them it takes far less time than I thought and I wonder why I didn’t just do it right away. This is a great example. Last fall I literally just walked away from the greenhouse and left it because it seemed like so much work. It was a lot of work but it didn’t even take 2 hrs to do! I still have walls to wipe down with vinegar and water but this place is anxious to be filled with beautiful little seedlings!
Thinning #carrots this morning. The yellow carrots stalled and are still tiny. The red and orange ones are doing well. #Spring in Austin is here.
Shop these and many more seed varieties - click the link in bio - or visit us at www.SeedsNow.com 📷: @kdg_atx
Meet Beth Anne Dunagan, Executive Director of EAT South, @eatsouth Alabama “EAT South is a nonprofit teaching farm that engages our local community in Montgomery, Alabama by gathering around, learning about, and growing food. We grow food as an effort to practice what we preach and strive for what we believe in, which is a food system where people can access fresh food from farmers, grow and prepare their own food, and are healthy as a result.
Personally, I was attracted to this work because of its mission and potential to impact our community around a very important issue: food. Working for EAT South gives me a platform to educate others about our food system while inviting them to come see our ecosystem at the farm. I love being able to connect with the earth and see the connectedness of everything through the life cycle of our plants and animals.
We have 6 acres of land with 1 acre developed. However, we are farming on an old train yard and our soil is toxic so we have to grow everything in raised beds with soil we sourced from a local company. We have 25 4x20 foot beds, 25 round culverts, 3 4x12 beds, 7 4x10 beds, and a greenhouse. EAT South operates with 2 full time staff and 1 part time staff.
We have monthly workshops and potlucks at our farm. We have a seed swap planned for February and we attend community events and give away seeds and plants and conduct cooking demonstrations.
It's so important to know the process your food went through before you purchase or eat it. Asking questions about where it came from and who managed it and how were they treated is just as important as reading labels and considering nutritional components.
It is extremely rewarding to see the impact in the community. We've had families begin gardening or raising chickens simply because of experiences they or their kids have had at our farm. That shows me that our work is important and working.”
What up succers!! 😜 Check out how cute & cool these are. The yellow & red lined tips!! 💛❤️💛
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Meet Prathima Adiga from Bangalore, India 🇮🇳 "I have been working as a freelance cookery expert for past 18 years. My husband is a civil engineer and he loves to see green in our terrace. I have been passionate about gardening because I grew up seeing my father tend to his roses and hibiscus plants and his love for gardening was passed on to me.
I happened to attend a gardening workshop event OFYT (Oota From Your Thota) seven years ago and I was intrigued. There I saw Viswanath Bangalore Narayan and Rajendra Hegde presenting the benefits and "how to part" of organic food gardening to the audience with great passion and enthusiasm. Being a cookery expert, I was naturally concerned about the intake and quality of food for my family. After attending that event, my husband and I got very inspired to grow our own organic vegetables and fruits.
We made a small beginning with 50 containers. I grew greens, peas, tomatoes, radishes, beet roots, Knol Knol, cabbage, pumpkins, ash gourd, eggplants, chillies, carrots, Awru Squash, strawberries, melons, heirloom beans, bitter gourd, ridge gourd, lemons, herbs etc. The garden is now flourishing in some 350 pots and grow bags. I have also been doing aerobic and anaerobic composting. My son has inherited my passion and gardening has helped him to concentrate on his studies.
We grow more than we can consume and share excessive produce with friends and family; the seeds and saplings are also being shared with neighbors and friends. Looking at my garden and its produce, several families and neighbors have been inspired to start their own rooftop garden.
I will continue to guide our community to do their own composting and grow organic vegetables. If there is anyway I can help you, do ask questions and I will happily answer them as best as I can!"