Back to the Garden

It has been a while since I have posted anything about my garden. Rest assured it is still growing! I recently expanded it approximately 8 feet, so now it is about 10 x 18. The tomatoes are growing like mad and there are close to 100 of them in various stages of ripening.

I go out there every day and eat some right off the vine! Yum Yum

Squash, beets, lettuce and carrots are out there too. Also a few sunflowers (they have become my trademark).

I have been preparing the soil for the next big planting which will begin in February. After reading Michelle's blog "Steadfast at Home" post titled My Adventures in Tomato Seed Saving I have decided to plant only Heirloom Seeds. I was struck by something she wrote. "But did you know we are losing His creation? We are losing the genetic diversity of his wonderful creation. We are losing varieties of fruit and veggies that were once known and common".
I printed out her post for future reference then I went online and found a few sources for heirloom seeds and placed an order.

I am still looking for the Peacevine tomato seeds Michelle mentioned. "I grew and saved the seed from my first tomato plants ~ the Peacevine Cherry Tomato. I mentioned above that it is known for having a calming effect and this is due to the high amino acid content of tryptophan in the tomato". Couldn't we all use some of that "calming effect" in our lives?!

I am excited about growing heirlooms instead of genetically altered hybrids! And yes, I ordered heirloom sunflower seeds :)

7 Response to "Back to the Garden"

  1. Kathy says:
    November 14, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    I pray the satisfaction of knowing you're doing it His way is a blessing to you, Mary Lee. You're a wonderful gardener.

  2. Mari says:
    November 14, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    I'm excited to hear how you do with the heirlooms. There are some really neat ones out there.

  3. Kathy says:
    November 17, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Where for art thou, O Mary Lee? Facebook? no. Blogger? no. Our house (oops....almost spelled outhouse)? no...Your pillow? By now, probably. We're always looking for the next funny story, so please hurry up! : )

  4. Mary Lee says:
    November 18, 2009 at 4:16 AM

    I am everywhere except the just can't see me! LOL

  5. Susan says:
    November 18, 2009 at 4:33 AM

    It blessed me to know your garden is still growing there in AZ. With the fall and cold settling in ours is gone for this year but we will be planting again next Spring, Tomato is my all time favorite fruit.

  6. Michelle says:
    November 18, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    How blessed you are to still have a garden growing! And I am blessed that my post spoke to your heart. I would be happy to send you some of those seeds that I saved! *Ü*

  7. Mary Lee says:
    November 19, 2009 at 4:41 AM

    Wow, thanks for all the comments! Michelle, thanks for the seed offer...I will be happy to have some. I sent you an email with my address. Looking forward to planting them!