Old Seeds


on Sunday, May, 29 2011 @ 01:08:28 pm (150 words)
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I am beginning to suspect the farm centre where I buy my seeds in bulk is selling old seeds; at least the ones they may not sell out of. For two years now I have had problems getting my beets to sprout. Last year I replanted twice (from the same seed p… more »

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)


on Saturday, May, 28 2011 @ 09:07:49 pm (105 words)
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Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)(Click image for a larger view)> in the front garden this morning, a Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) was working as well gathering nectar from the flowers. I stopped my work and grabbed the… more »

Planting Sweet Potatoes


on Wednesday, May, 25 2011 @ 12:11:03 am (1225 words)
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One crop that Mum and Dad always planted were sweet potatoes. Mum and Dad planted a big garden every year as a means to help feed the family; we were a family of nine including Mum and Dad and seven children could go through some food in a short time.… more »