I'M AN ASSOCIATE FOR SEEDS NOW!

Hey, are you watching the news? 

I have decided it is high time to get back to planting a garden AND saving "real" garden seeds that are not contaminated with chemicals or altered to grow hair on tomatoes.  So...I became an Brands Associate for SEEDS NOW! Here's a quote from their site:

"Order Vegetable Garden Seeds |100% Raw | Non-Genetically Modified | Non-Hybrid. We Have a Wide Variety of Seeds for All Ages. See Our Selection Today · Container Gardening · Gift Ideas · Egift Cards"

CLICK THE LINK BELOW to purchase quality garden seeds. You won't be disappointed.

https://www.seedsnow.com/?rfsn=6533494.c29e26

Your participation will assist me with my "corral" garden. A simple container garden that I developed using hand-me-downs and gifts from friends and family members. See photo. 

When you purchase with my link, YOU will receive some splendid seeds to use, store or share.  
I will receive 25% from your order, directly from SEEDS NOW! 

Get a FREE GARDENING E-BOOK!!! Just click on the link above, go to the dropdown menu, scroll to the bottom and look for FREE GARDENING EBOOK.  Click on BUY NOW. You will think you are purchasing something, but you won't be charged for anything.  They will send you a link to download your FREE, EXTREMELY HELPFUL and PHOTO-FILLED E-BOOK.

Also, don't forget that you receive FREE SEEDS with every order!

Please also share my site and the link to this page.  THANK YOU!

Don't have a large place to grow edible plants or soil that is not very good quality? Here is my recommendation...containers.

HERE'S ANOTHER GREAT GARDEN HINT!
Mulch in the stores is generally contaminated with chemicals and waxes. If you need fresh mulch for your yard, garden or composting, contact www.chipdrop.com to be placed on a list to receive FREE mulch from trees and plants in your area. You can sign up now and alert them as to when you are ready for a DROP.

GARDEN IDEAS AND HINTS FOR A HAPPY EXPERIENCE

SAVING SEEDS: (Save Some, Buy Some)

GREEN ONIONS, WINTER SQUASH, TOMATOES:
There are several sites and books dedicated to saving seeds.  Believe me, it's easy to do and very rewarding.  I have saved seeds from many fruits and veggies and also regrowing plans from parts of the plant itself, like a green onion (aka scallion). 

Just cut off the last 1 inch of the green onion, where the roots grow from, and place this in some potting soil or directly into your garden.  You will have another full-grown green onion in no time.  Plant several.  Also, they will go to seed that you can use as well.  Just be sure to wait until the seed turns black and matures.  You can use the green seed heads, which are produced within about a year, by sprinkling the little seed pods in salads for an oniony treat. These should not be black mature seeds.

Just remember that when you are saving seeds, use the best of the produce, the one that is ripe. It can even be rotten as long as the seeds are still looking firm and not full of mold.  

I like to save seeds from tomatoes, organic, open-pollenated and best if homegrown from non-hybrid stock.  Remove seeds, place them in a jar with water, shake to remove excess pulp, allow to sit until the seeds and pulp separate and remove seeds to a paper towel to dry.  Some times I just remove the seeds and place them on a paper towel to dry completely.

Winter squash like pumpkins of all kinds, acorn, butternut, buttercup, etc.  These seeds can be placed in a colander, rinsed well, all pulp removed and dried for several weeks on a paper towel.

If you enjoy seed saving, you should consider doing some research online or purchasing a book to have as a quick reference, which is especially handy when there is no power or internet connection. A couple of economical used book sites are www.abebooks.com and www.thriftbooks.com 

THESE FOLKS HAVE WEBSITES, BOOKS, DOCUMENTARIES, VIDEOS, ETC. THEY HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY HELPFUL TO ME IN MY GARDENING EXPERIENCE BEGINING IN THE LATE 1970s.  Consider checking out their material and sites.

PAUL GAUTSCHI, www.backtoedenfilm.com (Excellent!)
JOY of GARDENING, Dick Raymond, his book can be purchased used. It contains basics of gardening, plants, pests, tools, etc.
DAVID THE GOOD (Goodman) www.thesurvivalgardener.com and david@floridafoodforests.com
, books, videos, etc.
ELIOT COLEMAN, www.fourseasonsfarm.com , books, videos, etc.
JOEL SALATIN, www.polyfacefarm.com, gardening, farming, homesteading, land use, etc.