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The Growing Challenge: It’s Been A While – How Is Your Garden??

The Growing Challenge The Growing Challenge Advanced Edition:  From Seed To Seed

 

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Welcome, everyone!  Appreciate your patience over the last few weeks – I’d love to know how you’ve been doing! Are you saving seeds?  Have you found any good seed-saving resources?  Is your garden becoming a jungle?  Are you having problems we all can help you solve?  Are you wondering what to do next?  Let us know!!

 

There are 158 participants signed up for The Growing Challenge: From Seed To Seed, and 202 participants in The Original Growing Challenge.  You can join either challenge at any time.

 

Together we’re an awesome support network for learning new things! Welcome, everyone who has recently joined. And if you haven’t already, please join us in taking a new step toward sustainability by growing your own food from seed. Participants of The Growing Challenge From Seed to Seed are listed below, and participants of The Original Growing Challenge are listed here.  Let’s visit, support, and learn from one another – visit each others’ blogs and ask questions!


  1. Jules, The Garden of Plenty, Melbourne, Australia – zone 9-10 (Aust. 3)
  2. Jena, Married To The Farm, Caro, Michigan – zone 5
  3. Amanda, You Reap What You Sow, South Central Pennsylvania – zone 6-7
  4. Jen, Toward Arcadia, Michigan – zone 5-6
  5. Deb G, Bee Creative, Pacific Northwest – zone 7
  6. Greeen Sheeep, Wisconsin – zone 4
  7. Kory, Kicking And Screaming, Central New York – zone 5
  8. Abbie, Farmer’s Daughter, Connecticut – zone 6-7
  9. Margaret, Margaret’s Ramblings, Nottingham, England – zone 8
  10. SusanB, Southern New Jersey – zone 6b-7
  11. Karin, Fleecenik Farm, Central Maine – zone 4
  12. Kelsie, Hobbit’s Feat, Kentucky – zone 7
  13. Monica, Northern Ohio – zone 5-6
  14. Jen, Aaron-N-Jen: Living Life Simply, Iowa – zone 5
  15. Di, Path To Greendom & World of Yardcraft, Southern California – zone 10
  16. TomB, My Simple Home Garden, Central Massachusetts – zone 5b
  17. Judy, My Freezer Is Full, East Central Iowa – zone 5a
  18. Julie, Towards Sustainability, Newcastle, NSW, Australia – zone 9-10 (Aust. 3)
  19. Dina, Hip Chick Chronicles, Portland, Oregon – zone 8-9
  20. Alana
  21. Milkweed, Milkweed Diaries, Swannanoa Valley, North Carolina – zone 6-7
  22. Melanie J, Ember’s Lighthouse, Jacksonville, Florida – zone 9a
  23. Risa B, Stony Run Farm, Western Oregon – zone 8
  24. Maureen, Fotos By Meg & Suburban Sharecroppers, Central Valley, California – zone 9
  25. Amy Crump, Crump Family Blog, Chapel Hill, North Carolina – zone 8
  26. Rob, Rob’s World, Burien, Washington – zone 8
  27. The Rachface, This Evolutionary Life, Virginia – zone 8
  28. Janice, Going Off Da Grid Janice, California – zone 8-9
  29. Green Bean, Green Phone Booth, Bay Area, California – zone 9
  30. Daphne, Daphne’s Dandelions, Winchester, Massachusetts – zone 6
  31. Briel
  32. Jimmy Cracked-Corn – zone 5
  33. Lisa, Domestic Accident, Southern Coastal Maine – zone 5-6
  34. Hannah, The Purloined Letter, Takoma Park, Maryland – zone 7
  35. Suzan, Scrub Oak, Rocky Mountain southern foothills (6,700 feet) – zone 4
  36. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener
  37. Onemotherslove, What’s He Up To Now?, North Central Texas – zone 8
  38. Red Icculus, Red-Icculus.com – zone 5
  39. Jocele, Knitting On Call, Idaho – zone 6-7
  40. Matt, Florida – zone 9
  41. Sara, Mama Craft, Canada – zone 3a
  42. Tyra, Tyra’s Garden & The Greenhouse In Tyra’s Garden, Vaxholm, Sweden – zone 6
  43. Inadvertentfarmer, The Inadvertent Farmer, Western Washington – zone 8
  44. Lauren
  45. Melody, Merrie Melody, Utah – zone 6
  46. Melinda, One Green Generation, Seattle, Washington – zone 8
  47. Michelle, Alpaca, Chook, Garden, Travel and…., Hobart, Tasmania, Australia – zone 9-10 (Aust. 3)
  48. Laurel, Nefaeria, North Bay, Ontario, Canada – zone 4a
  49. Mary, Freedom Gardens Journal: Mecar, Crete, Illinois – zone 5
  50. Susan, How Green In My Garden, Southern California – zone 8b
  51. Mary, Cat’s Fiber Adventures, Oregon – zone 8-9
  52. WIlla, Plants And Animals & Yumminess Ensues, S. Central Pennsylvania – zone 6A
  53. Jenn, Attempted Simple Life, Osgoode, Ontario, Canada – zone 5a
  54. Shibaguyz, Here we go! Life with the Shibaguyz…, Seattle, WA – zone 8
  55. Tina, Bee Content Ranch, California
  56. Cassandra, The Urban Trowel, Southeastern BC, Canada – zone 5
  57. Nico, Self Sufficient Life, North Germany – zone 8
  58. Sadge, Firesign Farm, Carson City, Nevada – zone 6
  59. Leanne, At The Good Life, New Zealand – zone 9-10 (Aust. 3)
  60. Jenny, Studio J
  61. Sarah S, Life At The Ranch, Northern California – zone 9
  62. Sarah Z, Ward Road Garden, Northern California – zone 9
  63. Christy O, Farm Dreams, Georgia – zone 7
  64. Jason L, Vegetable Garden Planner
  65. Annette, Ward House, Hot Springs, Virginia – zone 6
  66. Paige, Clausen In The Hausen & Out In The Garden, Saint Peters, Missouri – zone 5
  67. Rhonda, FarmHouse Style, North Georgia Mountains – zone 7b
  68. Kelly, Taurus Rising, Adelaide Hills, Australia- zone 9-10 (Aust. 3)
  69. Laura, Mas Du Diable, France – zone 9
  70. Christina, A Thinking Stomach, Altadena, California – zone 9b
  71. Latigoliz, Cowgirl Up, Enumclaw, Washington – zone 8
  72. Lisa, Natural Gardening, Upstate South Carolina – zone 8
  73. Chris, Chattagarden, Chattanooga, Tennessee – zone 7
  74. Mary B, Tampa, Florida – zone 10
  75. Kathy, Birmingham, Alabama – zone 7-8
  76. Kathy and Skippy, Skippy’s Vegetable Garden – zone 6
  77. Katrien, MamaStories, suburb of Boston, Massachusetts – zone 6-7
  78. Maggie, Mama What The
  79. Christa, Lazy Toad Farm, New Hampshire – zone 4-5
  80. Emma, The Berry Patch, Sydney, Australia – zone 10 (Aust. 4)
  81. Jenny, Seeded, Toledo, Ohio – zone 6
  82. Melissa, Rabbit Hill Farm, rural North Carolina – zone 7-8
  83. Jessie Earth Momma, Pacific Northwest – zone 7b
  84. Catherine, Love Living Simply, Texas – zone 8
  85. Ian, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada – zone 6b
  86. Christy, Growing Human, Coastal Virginia – zone 7b
  87. Amanda, A Homegrown Life, California – zone 9
  88. Robbie, Going Green Mama – zone 5
  89. Pamela, Suburbancrunch – zone 6-7
  90. Beth, Potager Gardening, Columbus, OH – zone 5
  91. Tammy (+ her 6 cherubs!), Simply Beck’s Bounty, SE Tennessee – zone 7
  92. Ottawa Gardener, The Veggie Patch Re-Imagined, Ottawa, Canada – zone 5a
  93. Laura Chandler
  94. Lisa Cohen, Life Is In The Details
  95. Darlene, Stover Lane, Kansas – zone 5-6
  96. Sherri M, Sherri’s Mad Blabber Blog, Erin, Ontario, Canada – zone 5a
  97. Chad M, Minnesota – zone 4
  98. Shelby, Eat Local Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM – zone 5-6
  99. Linda, Garden Girl, Chicago, Illinois – zone 5b
  100. Stacy, Canada – zone 5b
  101. Joan, Young Girl, Old Life, Northeastern Missouri – zone 5
  102. Kim & Victoria, Living And Gardening In Idaho, Boise, Idaho – zone 5-6
  103. Sinclair, Nature With Me, Oregon – zone 7
  104. Jenette, Sacramento, CA – zone 9b
  105. Jennifer, Jen & The Bean Stalk, North Idaho – zone 4-5
  106. Laurie and Tim, Golden Gaits Garden, Colorado – zone 5b-6
  107. Phoebe, Cents To Get Debt Free, Southern Missouri – zone 5-6
  108. Megan, Raised On Sunshine, Dallas, TX – zone 8a
  109. Crunchy Chicken, Seattle, WA – zone 8
  110. Jenn, Jenn’s Coop, central valley, CA – zone 10
  111. Veriance, Michigan – zone 5
  112. Sande, Sow This, Sew That, Southeastern Michigan – zone 5
  113. Jenn, Newlyweds!, Texas – zone 9
  114. Carri, Home Of The Petersonclan, South Central Kentucky – zone 6
  115. Amber, Cloud9 Design, Texas – zone 9
  116. Jo, Little House By The Railway Line, England – zone 8
  117. Andrea, Colorado – zone 5-6
  118. Kendra, A Sonoma Garden – zone 9
  119. Stuff, Proactive Bridesmaid – zone 7
  120. LiBBy BuTTons, US – zone 6
  121. Healing Green, Gaylordsville, Connecticut – zone 6
  122. Carpe Diem, British Columbia, Canada – zone 3
  123. Trish, The Promised Land – zone 8-9
  124. Diana, Backyard & Community Gardening, Northern Colorado – zone 4-5
  125. Tricia, Little Eco Footprints, Australia – zone 9-10 (Aust. 3)
  126. Juliette, Abielle A Miel, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA – zone 8-9
  127. Ciera, Ciera’s Garden, Pittsburg, PA – zone 6a
  128. Kara, Garden of Eatin’, Canada – zone 4
  129. Vickie, In The Acorn, Winnetka, CA – zone 9
  130. Paula, Buckets Of Gardening Ideas, Idaho – zone 4-5
  131. Jennifer, Seeds In The City, Bay Area, CA – zone 9-10
  132. Anne-Marie, Cheeseslave, Los Angeles, CA – zone 10-11
  133. Shea, The Lion And The Little Red Birds, Australia – zone 4
  134. Vermontmommy, McKinney, Texas – zone 8
  135. Christina, Closer To Fine, Bay Area, CA – zone 9-10
  136. Transition Housewife, Suffolk, UK – zone 8
  137. Lori, Life In Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO – zone 6a
  138. Nature Deva, Colorado – zone 5-6
  139. Bettina, Unterm Walnussbaum, Alsheim, Germany – zone 7
  140. Kelly, Simply Dawson, Columbia, SC – zone 8
  141. Berryvine Farm, NE Georgia – zone 7b-8
  142. Plant Lady, Trillium Grove Farm, Southern Ontario, Canada – zone 5b
  143. Saara, Garden Journal, North Cascades, WA – zone 6b
  144. Melissa, Melissa’s Ramblings, Kansas – zone 6
  145. Cheap Like Me, Denver, CO – zone 6
  146. Maybelline, Maybelline’s Garden, Bakersfield, CA – zone 9
  147. Heather, Heather’s Homemaking, Massachusetts – zone 5-6
  148. Aimee, Project GROrganic, Ohio – zone 6a
  149. The Cottage Comtesse, River Rock Cottage, California mountains – zone 3
  150. Rodney, Rodney Harrington’s Blog, Warren, OH – zone 5
  151. Xan, Mahlzeit, Chicago, IL – zone 5
  152. Jude S, Greenhouse
  153. Kelly, Patio Farmers Guild, Oregon – zone 8a
  154. Wendy, Greenish Thumb, Maryland – zone 6
  155. Maria Hitt, Morgan Creek Chronicles, North Carolina – zone  7
  156. Lucky66, 240 Sutton.com
  157. Annette, Sustainable Eats, Seattle, WA – zone 8
  158. Dave Titchenl


I’ve added everyone’s name, blog, location, and hardiness zone. Please check your info to make sure I have it right as I had to guess on some of them.  And if I’ve left you off, be sure to tell me.  And again, The Original Growing Challenge participants are all listed here.


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18 comments to The Growing Challenge: It’s Been A While – How Is Your Garden??

  • My garden is overgrown and weedy. ACK! A byproduct of trying to do too much while moving and remodeling a house. But I’m harvesting peppers galore! Everything has been late to mature here due to the cool summer and I’m just starting to get tomatoes. I’m planning to save seeds from at least my pepper varieties. I started a bunch of heirloom varieties of peppers: Anaheim chili, jalapeno, paprika, hot hungarian wax, and cayenne (oh, and some bell peppers). I also have a few plants of Peter Peppers that a friend started and gave to me. They’re not turning out to be as obscene as the pictures he showed me but will probably be enough to embarass my teenage daughter.
    I’m having such problems with rodents nibbling on my tomatoes as soon as they start to ripen that I’ve been picking them as soon as they start to turn so I’m not sure I will ever get any vine ripened that I will feel comfortable saving seeds from.
    I was excited to see that our local food co-op, in conjunction with our community’s ‘Field to Family’ events is offering a free afternoon workshop on seed saving, where participants get to go home with seeds. Yippee! I’ll have to check it out.
    Sorry to write a tome but there’s been a lot going on.

  • In our garden, everything is producing well, lots of tomatoes, green peppers and zucchini (which we actually love) and we are waiting on a second crop of beans and butternut squash. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and we’ll harvest before it gets too cold.

    On the seed-saving front….last week I saved tomato seeds!!! I’ll let you know next summer if I did it correctly and they actually sprout and grow :)

    We are also planning our winter garden and we’ll be planting the lettuce seed we saved from last spring (that was a pain….lettuce takes FOREVER to give up it’s seed!) We also have peas and spinach seed that we saved, all for the first time ever! It’s very exciting to believe that we can eventually grow produce from own seed instead of relying on someone else, but it may be awhile for crops that cross-pollinate. It seems kind of complicated to my novice brain….maybe someday.

  • I’ve got pea and bean seeds saved, zucchini and tomatoes to save seed from, and I’ve harvested my garlic and set some aside to plant later this fall (I’ve done this for years, very easy to do). There are a few other beans I want to save seeds from so I’ve stopped harvesting and am letting them ripen.

    http://beecreative.typepad.com/bee_creative/2009/08/saving-seeds-and-meteor-showers.html#comments

    Overall the garden is doing well. I picked my first lemon cucumber for the year yesterday (one of my favorites), I’ve had more blueberries and raspberries than I’ve ever had before, and some of the biggest tomatoes I’ve ever grown (Italian heirloom, I think they are mealy). Picking lots of tomatillios too. I’ve grown my first peppers from starts that my mother grew from seed and a couple from a local nursery. My mom’s have done the best. The grapes are starting to turn purple, I was starting to get a little worried about whether they would ripen. On the minus side, no winter squash and no corn. Not enough fertilizer I think. I’m going to move the chicken coop over about 4 feet and plant those crops where the run is now next year. That should do it.

    I’m going to be planting lettuce and spinach soon, plus some cabbage, kale and cauliflower. Maybe a little late on getting the coles started for a winter crop (to be harvested in spring), but oh well. I’m also trying lentils for a fall/winter crop. I’ve never tried lentils before and they are definitely an experiment.

  • I got pumpkins almost ripened already, tomatoes too. I looked at my watermelon plants and I got baby melons! Now for the broccoili report:
    I got some heads on the broccoli- how the hell do y’all keep them from going to flower? *&^%$%$$$ Stuff. So I might just cut it eat and be happy that I finally grew something that resembles broccoli.

  • The dry beans are doing quite well, I have tomatoes ripening that I’ll be saving seed from soon. Unfortunately the variety of cuccumber I selected for this year did not perform as well as my previous variety so I wont be saving the seed from this one. Next year when I go back to “spacemaster” I’ll save seed from that.

  • Well we have had good news and bad news on the seed saving front. The bad new first. The cold wet weather we have had cause problems for saving pea seeds. I let two of my vines mature (all the peas on the vine). The seed molded over. We were always wet and they never got a chance to dry out. I tried drying some inside, but it was so humid even they molded over. The good news here is that the wet cool weather was great for the pea harvest, just not for seed saving.

    The squash took until August to start growing. It hated our weather. I was going to save seed from my Magdelena Big Cheese squash. I’m growing two different varieties of C. moschata and I would have had to tape the blossom closed, but I never got the chance. I will get one or two fruit from them, but not isolated seed.

    The Armenian cucumber just set its first fruit. It was as late as the squashes were. I was going to save seed, but not this year. It has been a pretty bad gardening year for warm weather plants in the northeast.

    I did save seed from the following: Market Miracle tomato, Black Moor tomato, Chocolate Cherry, two of my favorite F2 Sungolds (now the seed is F3), borage, nasturium, marigold, dill, coriander. I also have garlic cloves from the garden ready to plant in the fall.

    I’m still working on lettuce. I have both Red Sails and Deer Tongue going to seed right now. The are blooming and some seed has set but still not quite mature. I didn’t isolate them. I’m figuring I’ll get some crossing, but hopefully I’ll be able to tell which ones have crossed after planting. You never know the crosses might be fun.

    I did isolate one jalapeno pepper plant. I picked the one that was growing and setting fruit the best. I then harvested all the fruit that had set, even the tiniest and ripped off all the blossoms. I put my screen cover (made from some window screens from windows we replaced last fall) over the plant. When some peppers had set I removed the screen and flagged the peppers. I’ll let those ones turn red this fall.

    My dried beans will be saved. I probably won’t pick one plant to save from. I’ll save from most of them for seed. I’ll just rogue out the ones that didn’t grow well. I’ll make sure to eat those instead. I have more than one variety but didn’t isolate them. I hope they come true to seed. If not I’ll eat the rogues next year. I don’t mind eating crosses. They are often really tasty, but the seed I want to be pure.

    I will also probably save some seed from my pineapple tomatillo. This should be easy. I have the ripe fruit. I just need to puree it and separate out the seed.

  • Planted red cabbages, bok choi, turnips, spinach, kale, lettuce from the “seed shaker.” What comes up in the polytunnel is what comes up. The poly goes on the tunnel next week.

    Harvested sweet corn! Pears, tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, plums, kale, blackberries, yellow zucchini, green zucchini, turnips, turnip greens (mostly for the poultry), chard, lettuce, beans, beans, beans, bell peppers, potatoes, onions, strawberries (everbearing).

    Chicken eggs (dropped some — oops), duck eggs. We’ve reduced the Ancona drakes down to one, so there is no more room in the freezer for vegs — so the solar dehydrator is now in constant use.

    Dried tomatoes and zukes and cukes, froze blackberries, strung leather britches (beans), and made pear leathers and more apple leathers. These are not in the dryer but in racks in the potting shed/greenhouse.

    Turned compost, firewooded.

    Brought rhubarb and blackberry cobblers to potlucks. Giving away spare zukes and eggplants.

    100 foot diet: from frozen: blackberries. From the land: apples, tomatoes, corn, plums, duck and chicken eggs, duck, bok choi, potatoes, zucchini, leeks, fresh blackberries, onions, green beans, strawberries, basil, chives, cucumbers. 100 mile diet: wheat, oats, rye, spelt, buckwheat.

    Seed saving so far this year: kale, snap peas, snap beans, favas, tomatoes, potatoes (I think we can get away with the potatoes for a few years before having to bring in a new batch of certified). As always, we spread more garlic and walking onions and sunchokes deliberately, along with a lot of self seeding nasturtiums and flowers and things like comfrey.

    I successfully rooted a prune plum branch and hope to set it out this fall, and a purple seedless grapevine. There is a fine crop of grapes and I hope to make wine. The new figs, pears, cherries, plums, and nectarines are all in good shape except one cherry may have died — not for lack of watering, either.

    The pumpkins are turning orange, fog is rolling in, and there is a chill in the shade.

  • Mice. Mice are attacking my tomatoes. However, I have declared WAR upon them!

    Poor little mice. They should’ve just stuck with the compost bin.

    I have more zucchinis and yellow squash than I can eat and am worried about giving them to the neighbors too much and alienating them! We’ve had some great cucumbers, green beans and a very few cherry tomatoes. I’m still looking forward to sweet bell peppers, they’re ripening away.

    The basil is going insane and is trying to go to flower. I may have to start chopping it and freezing it soon.

    Oh! Best of all? Corn! Fresh corn from the garden.

    Next year, I’d like yet another raised bed for raspberries.

    Woman with a Hatchet, Colorado, zone 5 (becoming zone 6).

  • I got hit with a heatwave for a few days (107 degrees!) and lost a lot of my harvest. The potatoes and garlic were tiny and a lot of greens and other veggies died but I’ve got lots of stuff that’s hanging on. Lots of herbs are doing fine – the mint is a real trooper – and my corn is still going strong. My tomatoes look great and taste great and my wonderberries are starting to look like they did before the heat wave.

    I’m saving broccoli seeds, scallion and bunching onion seeds and will be saving seeds from whatever I can get a perfect specimen from. I’m hoping to get a perfect tomato and save its seeds.

    I’ve got my fingers crossed for a more bountiful fall planting!

  • My Mandevilla is growing in organic coco/compost and has reached the end of the trellis:
    http://pictures.red-icculus.com/albums/userpics/normal_IMG_1015.JPG

    Coco allows it to get totally rootbound and not dry out. My homemade organic potting soil rocks. I hate to drop links, but if anyone is interested, here is the link and a picture of the Mandevilla as a tiny plant:
    http://red-icculus.com/?p=214

  • So far, have saved radish and lettuce seeds. Should have some brandywine and Arkansas traveler tomato seeds to save, and some bushy and lemon cucumbers.

    The garden has done well. Our Yukon gold potatoes have been delicious, the tomatoes are great, and we harvested nice yields of carrots and beets. Made five pints of bread and butter pickles two weekends ago. Also have enjoyed green beans recently. Have harvested two very nice buttercup squash, and probably have at least three more to go. Also to come are broccoli and okra.

    Corn has been a struggle all season. Our latest problem is raccoons “sampling (actually removing and husking)” ears before they’re ready, even though we’re growing using the “three sisters” method, and the squash is like a jungle around the corn! As we are expecting a few more ears, I think I may try hot pepper spray on the outsides of the ears.

    Recently planted some fall stuff… Swiss chard, arugula, carrots, spinach, beets and a late potato crop, using leftover seed potatoes.

  • SusanB

    My tomatoes — all hybrids after I had to ditch my heirloom seedlings — are luxurious and very green still. No saving tomato seeds this year. We’re getting a few cucumbers and okra pods a week, a ton of herbs (the shiso and sage are especially luxurious), and have sweet potatoes, potatoes, pole beans, and pumpkins perking along, I hope in time to beat the frost. My pepper seedlings which never got into the ground are actually having a growth spurt so they are going to tubs/planters, perhaps for a quick crop, perhaps for a hothouse crop, or perhaps just for my amusement. I haven’t planted my fall seed crops yet but have some straggly lettuce, chard and kale (!) still.

    I’m saving lettuce seeds and just about ready to harvest radish and corriander seeds.

  • Xan

    Well, we had about 25 days of summer finally hit in late July, but it is apparently gone again, with low 60s and upper 50s predicted overnight for the next 10 days, and daytime highs in the 70s. The sun is hot, as is proper for late August, but the air is freezing. I managed to save my tomatoes from whatever was causing their blossom drop (I’m suspecting low pH due to a wall I put in with a construction-dust base). I trench composted all my windfall apples and worked a lot of coffee grounds into the soil and now they look gorgeous, just in time to freeze to death. Oh well. My big success this year, Growing Challenge-wise, is pumpkins. Four vines yielded 7 small sugars, from which anticipate about 5 quarts of pulp, so I’ll be doing pumpkin breads, pumpkin muffins, and I’m going to see if I can invent a pumpkin-coconut milk soup because it sounds delicious. DD and DH started it off today with a pumpkin gingerbread. (http://washhands-settable.blogspot.com/2009/08/turning-kitchen-over-to-masses.html)

    Yesterday I attempted (somewhat unsuccessfully) Chinese turnip cakes (Lo Bak Gao) with some of my turnips. This will all be up at Mahlzeit when I finish the photos.

  • Xan

    Don’t know why those links aren’t live? Help!

  • FYI, Xan, your links seem to be live from my end – no worries!

  • My garden had mixed successes. A lot of what I started from seed indoors didn’t make it in the “real world,” so it took a few attempts to get it going.

    But, we have had great success with beans (doesn’t everyone?), mild success with tomatoes as well. I’ve started holding back bean seeds for next year – I just love the purple and yellow bush beans.

    I’m looking for bok choy seeds if anyone has leftovers!

    I need to update my blog on this; it’s just been a hectic time for us!

  • Stacy

    I am so late at reading this! Sheesh! I have saved seeds from my peas, beans, bok choi, spinach and pepper so far! Can’t wait to see how it works out

    Thanks for your lovely blog!

  • Found your blog on Google and was so glad i did. That was a great read. I have a quick question.Is it alright if i send you an email???…

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