Thursday, September 18, 2008


So, as much as I need a break from gardening, I am really eager to get back to setting up my garden again because of a new process the government has approved. Irradiating is a new process where food companies will use radiation to rid certain vegetables of bacteria, such as E. coli. By using the radiation, majority of the nutrients in the vegetables will be eliminated. Along, with that, who knows what eating radioactive produce will do to our bodies, especially the bodies of our children. So, the way around buying produce that has been through "chemo-therapy" is to buy Organic (or grow your own). Organic produce will not go through the irradiation process. If you think this is an important issue, you can click on this link to tell the government to shove it. :) 

Monday, September 1, 2008


Since Ginger is due soon and I don't have a whole lot doing well right now... I have decided to let the garden take a break. I'm going to clear out most of it this week and just leave my tomato plant, pumpkins, watermelon, 1 zucchini, and the basil. I'll start fresh for spring planting and hopefully will have a few new tricks to help me do better. I do have to say that I am pleased with how my first try at gardening went. We had broccoli, carrots, onions, zucchini, kale, sweet peas, cilantro, basil, rosemary, and spearmint. I think we will have some really nice pumpkins just in time for halloween. 
Check back in spring!!!