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Our Actual Tomato Day...no fooling this time
gardengirls2010
We are officially doing our tomato seeds today, for real. Sadly, it was not meant to be yesterday, and I fell asleep on the couch talking in my half sleep, and I think I may have said something about lawyers...

Anyway, were going to get more organic soil, and get to work, because we have a lot to do. Also, I believe we will go over to our wonderful little plot and check out the soil and maybe put out our plants that grow well in cool weather...
lettuce, beets varieties, french breakfast raddishes, carrots...

I just need to say that I am tickled pink by this whole process! The best day was when our first sprouts came up, and I felt like a woman who is trying to get pregnant, and saw a picture of my developing embryo.

Our broccoli seems to be doing a little better. There are a few that wont stop flopping over, so they may be duds, but most of them are up and at em. I believe the way you do it is when you transplant, you take the strongest couple of sprouts, and get rid of the weaker ones...anybody know anything about this?

Great news! We finally have Orange Bell Pepper Sprouts! Just when we thought that they weren't going to blossom, yesterday we saw little peek-a-boos of green coils. Were still waiting for our Ancho peppers and our Habenero peppers, but as I have observed, when you dont have bottom heat under pepper seeds, they take a little longer to germinate.

I really hope if there is someone out there reading this that you are enjoying it, and maybe even taking an interest in vegetable gardening yourself. It saves you A LOT of money consdering how organic produce from the strore can be pricey, and it allows you to know exactly what is going into your food. When you buy this stuff from the store, you dont know what is sprayed on it, or what it has been genetically modified with. Did you know that they are trying to splice tomatoes with fish DNA to make it less perishable?! Your tomatoes would be no longer vegetarian! Thats why I think it is not only a fun and special learning experience to grow your own produce, but it allows you to have food that is completely safe for you and your family.

Sorry, that was my little rant about that. For those of you who know me, I could go on about food safety, and GMO's and horrible pesticieds all day...it will never happen on here again, I promise. I can also talk about recipes on worlds end, so if you want any good ones for whatever you are growing in your garden, let me know!

Anyway, off to the shower, and then a busy day of awesomeness!
Dont forget to check out our scrapbook, we uploaded some photos! If you can't look at them yet, we are working on figuring out how to post them in our actual entries. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO DO THAT?!?!?!

More later.....   <3
-Ashley

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