Friday, April 1, 2016
Hi Gardening Friends Here is a another article by Anonymous Smiley. Read it and enjoy! Gardener Den What is the most important subject area for school students? Is it science, technology, engineering, math, or maybe computers, language, literature, world history? These subjects can be found in most schools throughout the United States or the rest of the world. What has made the U.S. stand out from the rest of the world? Isn't it our Constitution and political system, i.e., civics? Not just the federal Constitution and political system but the state constitutions and political systems and the local political systems. There is a duty that each of us has: to be part of an informed electorate, to participate. Even if you don't run for office, get informed and involved, and vote. Should these subjects not be required of every student (and citizen) and be taught in a completely nonpartisan way? Lack of knowledge of these subjects is a major contributing factor to what ails this country. How can the U.S. continue to stand out from the rest of the world and be unique if our constitutions and political systems are not ingrained in all of us? JFK said, “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” Heed his words.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Organic Non-GMO Greek Oregano - OPEN-POLLINATED Excellent culinary oregano with pungent, mouth-watering fragrance and flavor. This is the traditional full-flavored oregano for pizzas and tomato sauces. Low-growing plants have slightly furry dark green leaves with white flowers. Easy to dry, just harvest stems and hang in bundles. 300M seeds/oz. Excellent fresh or dried · Hardy perennial (Origanum heracleoticum) Days to maturity: 80 days
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Organic Non-GMO Catnip - OPEN-POLLINATED Beloved by cats but also an ornamental and medicinal with relaxing properties. Dry leaves for a year-round cat treat, leaving flowers as a treat for the bees. Scarify seeds to aid germination. Seeds can be direct sown as soon as soil can be worked. Transplants can be started 8-10 weeks before setting out. 46M seeds/oz. Medicinal and ornamental · Tea plant · Perennial (Nepeta cataria) Days to maturity: 80 days
Monday, March 28, 2016
How to grow Stonehead Cabbage Full Sun Medium Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Stonehead is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea). A soil ph of between 6.0 and 7.5 is ideal for Stonehead as it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Stonehead Cabbage is a great cabbage to grow for the beginner gardener as well as the experience gardener anyone can grow this variety of cabbage.
Organic Non-GMO Giant Italian Parsley - OPEN-POLLINATED Flat, large-leaved variety with aromatic leaves and excellent culinary quality. A high-yielding, very large and vigorous herb. Dependable variety with rapid regrowth that stands up well to frost. Dark green leaves on strong stems make beautiful bunches; delicious, classic flavor for seasoning. 12,500 seeds/oz. Bunching · Vigorous (Petroselinium crispum) Days to maturity: 70 days