Pony Party….TITS,ASS

Thursday,  I  Think  Seriously,  About  Self  Sustainability

Health.

No one wants to be sick…ill.

And yet we are going farther & farther from what would make us healthy.

Food.

fresh veggies

Real food!

Not the agri-corp,  perfectly formed, devoid of vitamins, shipped a million miles stuff, NO.

I’m talking about growing it yourself in your own yard.

Even if you are an apartment dweller….you can container garden a portion of your food.

At the very least find someone in your county that grows Heirloom veggies…Buy Local.

Heirloom…. this means these plants are true to form… the seed has been saved from each ‘generation’ of plants to produce the next generation. Oftentimes these veggies are not pretty…the tomatos aren’t perfect orbs~ they have bumps and valleys; the corn kernels aren’t in straight rows…they meander a bit on the ear….

BUT these veggies taste wonderful….just like you remember as a kid!

Because these seeds have not been hybridized to look lovely & ship a million miles with little or no damage (thanks agri-business!) but instead have been ‘passed down’, they have naturally evolved, developed disease resistance and have given up none of their taste or vitamins along the way…AND imho when you buy local produce it has grown & developed in your area & so your food has built in immunities to the germs in your area….it’s better for you!

We are just returning to the land this year, after a decade away. I didn’t think you could forget gardening…& I guess I haven’t really. But some of the little ‘tricks’ we learned along the way, growing a garden for 20 years seem to stay hidden til just after we needed them this year. So my very first piece of advice is get a notebook!  Write Gardening in large friendly letters on the front. At the end of your time spent gardening each day, write down what you’ve done~ planting, watering, weeding, fertilizing. After awhile this will become a habit that’ll really save you time in the long run. So  even if you’re only going to grow one patio tomato in a pot you need a gardening notebook. If your tomato dies, you don’t want to repeat your mistakes year after year do you?

So we got some helpers….

5.20 helpers

And planted our garden…..

5.14 planted

some were ‘sets’…wee little plants you put in the ground to grow bigger….

Green & Purple Peppers…

5.17 peppers

Tomatoes…<./b>

5.21 maters

and waited patiently for the seeds to come up….

First you see cracks…

5.20 cracks

Then the seeds come up like magic!

(these are beans)

5.22 beans2

5.21 beans

Corn (which came in spotty, we’ll replant)…

5.20 corn

Cukes …

5.21 cukes

Okra…

5.21 okra

Muskmelon…

5.20 muskmelon

Radishes…. always so rewarding…they come up in 3 or 4 days & you can be eating them in a month!

5.21 radish


Thanks for stopping in, so glad You’re here …. (yes, YOU!)

Pull up a chair…. relax.. Hang out and chit chat awhile…

O &… Please don’t rec this pony  party, another will trot up in a few hours.

(^.^)

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    • RiaD on May 23, 2008 at 12:18 am

    it’s O so healthy for YOU!

    EAT it…don’t throw it away!

    • Robyn on May 23, 2008 at 12:23 am

    …lacking both veggies or meat, a little chocolate, and some dulce de leche.

    And probably an orange.

  1. and love seeing the dogs out in your field…

    • nocatz on May 23, 2008 at 1:06 am

    ?????????????

    • RiaD on May 23, 2008 at 2:17 am

    gotta go for a bit

    unexpected company………

    • nocatz on May 23, 2008 at 2:40 am

    where LEP?

    • nocatz on May 23, 2008 at 3:44 am

    Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam

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