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    Posted on March 9th, 2011 Pam No comments

    bought seeds?
    read seed catalogs?
    made a garden plan?
    read and re-read garden books?


    Well time to start, there is still time. But remember Spring is coming and the days to prepare are numbered.

    your favorite seeds may be sold out soon…really!!!
    ordering seed catalogs now will allow the seeds ordered to arrive in time.
    making a garden plan will help make sense of what you want to plant and what seeds need to be purchased.
    reading books help refresh garden techniques and tips.

    Well, here it is Wednesday and I try to take pictures of my garden every Wednesday.
    So here is Wednesday, garden picture day.

    Wow!!! It is neat to see some green, this is a green ground cover. It looks good.

    These are Sweet Williams, they live through the Winter and turn green in the Spring. I am always surprised they can turn green after a long cold Winter. They were very small last fall, but they look like they will be great this year. I have about 10 of these.

    These are mums, they will bloom in the fall. I am always surprised when they come up early and that they lived through the Winter!!!

    A picture of my early tulips. They are about two inches tall.

    More tulips, they are very thick this year. They are only about 1/2 inch tall. They are red when they come up and turn green when they are about 1 to 2 inches tall.

    More pictures of tulips, the bright green plants are crocus, they should bloom very soon.

    This is my shelf greenhouse. It isn't finished yet, I should have the plastic up next week. Then I will begin by planting onion sets, spinach, cress and other cold loving plants. There is enough room in this greenhouse to plant 56 flats.

    My muddy boots, after putting up my garden shelf greenhouse... in the mud!!!!!

    This is the path to the West Garden, the Sunset Garden. Still lots of snow there.

    This is a picture of my garden spot in the Sunset Garden, still very wet.


    Posted on March 9th, 2011 Pam No comments

    Most sweet peppers are loaded with vitamin C and A. Red peppers have twice the vitamin C and eleven times the beta carotene of green peppers.

    When it comes to HOT PEPPERS, the smaller and thinner the pepper, the hotter it is.

    Most people don’t know if pumpkin or squash is used in a pie. Most cooks prefer winter squash to pumpkin because it makes a pie that is non-fibrous.

    One of the heaviest tomatos on record was grown in Oklahoma and weighed 7 lb. 12 oz.

    There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes in a rainbow of reds, yellows, greens, purples, pinks, and even white.

    Tomato plants emit a mild toxin that discourages many small insects from bugging them, get it?

    Carrots are extremely high in vitamin A, also a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

    Carotene is an orange photosynthetic pigment that is important for photosynthesis in plants, it is also good for us.