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  • Plants have heat.

    Posted on March 10th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Did you know that dormant plants and trees have heat? Take a look at this picture and tell me what you think.
    You can see that about 10″ of snow has melted around this small pine tree.

  • More Bouquets

    Posted on February 28th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Here are two bouquets I made last week. They are tulips I grew inside during February. Enjoy.

  • Time for some Spring

    Posted on February 24th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Here are some tulips that I grew in the house this Winter. I planted the tulips around January 24th, 2010. I think they look pretty good for inside tulips. It makes me think Spring is really on it’s way.

  • Gardening Now

    Posted on February 21st, 2010 Pam No comments

    Here are a few pictures of vegetables growing right now in southern Utah.

    Here are some radishes.

    These are carrots.

    The next two pictures are broccoli.

    These are sage leaves.

    This is the sage plant.

  • Spring ????

    Posted on February 15th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Today is February 15th, we are past the half-way mark for February. Then comes March, April, May….

    I can’t wait for the Spring and Summer months.

    Below are pictures of my tulips just coming up. They are kind of small, you have to look close to see them.

    Somehow, Mother Nature always tells the tulips to come up in February, I’ll bet they are kind of cold when they raise their little red heads.

  • Gardening Tips

    Posted on February 6th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Do you know that seeds breathe?
    They actually take in a small amount of oxygen, and give off carbon dioxide. They are living things in dormancy waiting for moisture and heat or cold to come to life. The seed actually has enough nourishment to feed itself until the roots are large enough to take in additional vitamins and minerals needed for the plant to continue to grow.

  • Garden Tips

    Posted on February 5th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Last year I tried several different peppers, this year I will try even more. I love the hot hot peppers, they add so much flavor to food.
    Peppers are measured by a Scoville scale, the larger the number the hotter the pepper. The Scoville scale measures the hotness of the pepper by the amount of capsaicin it has.
    Listed below is a list of a few peppers and how they are listed on the Scoville scale. The ones in bold are the varieties I will try.

    Sweet bell pepper – 0
    Sweet Banana – 0
    Anaheim – 500 – 2,500
    Jalapeno – 2,500 – 5,000
    Hot Wax – 5,000 – 10,000
    Serrano – 10,000 – 23,000
    Cayenne – 30,000 – 50,000
    Jamican Chocolate – 100,000 – 200,000
    Habanero – 100,000 to 350,000
    Yellow Scotch Bonnet – 350,000
    Red Savina – 577,000
    Dorset Naga – 923,000 194 times hotter than jalapeno
    BHUT Jolokia – 1,000,000 holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s hottest pepper.
    Common pepper spray – 2,000,000
    Pure capsaicin – 16,000,000

    NOTE: When planting peppers, the hot peppers may cross with the mild peppers. So it is a good idea to seperate the ‘hot & cold’ peppers. Even if the ‘meat’ of the pepper isn’t affected, the seeds will be. And we all know the ‘kick’ of the pepper is all in the seeds.