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After months of packing, moving and unpacking we have landed in the deep south confronted by a cold front which has left everyone in the house with a hacking cough.

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Ah, that summer garden I nursed and spent so much time on all spring  only to leave it with reckless abandon to the care of my overworked husband when I went out-of-town for two months….

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It was a slow start and hmmm…..well, the lettuce looks good.

Take a peek.

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I didn’t even do a post about thanking all the soldiers and men and women who have sacrified for our country on Memorial Day. I was swimming in garden. And I am very thankful for the fact that I am able to do that.

How the day looked in pictures:

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Our fingernails. Ick.

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Okay, the first set of seeds I over watered and most of them rotted, all the beans did. Lesson number 1, do not let your seeds sit in water while waiting for sprouts, not even a bit of water. The paper towel need only be DAMP!

Lo and behold though, a week later when I went to throw them out, I found quite a few sprouted! Surprise!

I started repeats of the seeds I’d drowned. Though I did not drown this lot, many still did not sprout. IMG_4132

 

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I haven’t had one straight Bugs bunny type carrot yet. They only seemed to grow through to where the compost stopped and then they started lifting their feet like a little child who doesn’t want to touch the sea floor. I’ve never seen anything like it! They taste just as sweet as can be, but boy, did they put on a show.

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Just showing off my babies. These are the ones I planted in the backyard, and they don’t all get an equal amount of sun or as much sun I’d like them to. Some are doing better than others. But they are refusing to give up! Take a look at what will soon end up in my tummy.

Isn't he lovely? A little bigger than last time, yeah? (And yes, I do need to weed!)

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