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Gluten free? Start a garden!


Gluten free? Start a garden. Not gluten free? Start a garden. Can you tell where my thoughts are, deep into January, the ponds all frozen and the winds still biting? Cold cold January - my favorite month to start dreaming about gardening. Seed catalogues arrive, and are soon dog-eared and marked up. Websites are visited. Seeds from Continue reading the story "Gluten free? Start a garden!"

In Defense of the Lowly Dandelion


*NOTE: I originally wrote much of this February 26, 2009 as a note on my personal Facebook page. Today just seems like a great day to share it here, with you all. I hope you enjoy it! WEED. Pronunciation: ˈwēd Function: noun Date: before 12th century 1 a (1) : a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially : Continue reading the story "In Defense of the Lowly Dandelion"

My eyes are always bigger than my garden plot.


20120109-153942.jpg Know what I love about January? Seed shopping. Planning, dreaming, imagining the taste of fresh garden produce before I've even planted a single seed. Today, we traveled down the backroads in Missouri to one of my favorite seed houses, Baker Creek Seeds in Mansfield. It is always so worth the trip. Apparently I am not the only one Continue reading the story "My eyes are always bigger than my garden plot."