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Friday, January 4, 2013

Stuck in the Mud


Think you need talent to plant a garden? As Natalie Goldberg, the American author reminds us, “I don't believe in talent. Talent is like a water table under the earth. You tap into it with your effort and it comes through you, from the bottom of the earth.” That pretty much sums up what you need to make any garden a reality. Put a little effort into it and make plans for when spring rolls around to start digging in the dirt. You’ll be amazed at what can start sprouting from the bottom of the earth.

With the real thrust and interest in gardens these days focusing on edibles, starting with fresh seed is always a good thing. So if you are holding onto treasured packets that you hope to plant someday, check the expiration dates. If you want a high yield rate, you don’t start off with sour milk. With so many seed companies to choose from and catalogs to peruse, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds http://rareseeds.com/ is one to check with its unusual heirlooms including Asian and European varieties too.

A little factoid before I wrap up this Friday post. – From the Garden Writers Association Foundation (GWAF) Gardening Trends Research Report collected in October of 2012. “In 2012, consumers continued to spend most of their gardening dollars on vegetable and fruit growing while their second most common purchase was for lawn and grass.”

Don’t be a stick in the mud. Collect your seeds and plant for success.

Image by Ann Bilowz - NOTE - Today's image does not seem to be uploading due to some glitch via Google blogger. So rather than wait to post the content of today's blog, you can check our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/abilowz to see the image of Baker Creek's beautiful 2013 calendar.

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