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Come spring I’ll be on the hunt for untreated patches of dandelions for use in salves and lotions and such, which leads to two questions:

1. If I by some miracle found the holy grail of dandelion patches and made enough sundries to open an etsy shop, would people be interested?

2. How do you harvest large quantities of dandelion heads without completely destroying your back? Last year I only gathered for about an hour and I was stiff for a while due to all the crouching.

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its been too cold to let my seedlings outside the last couple of days so i had them in the pantry next to the hot water heater where they were very slowly germinating. at like noon today i realized it was warm enough for them to be outside and vaguely sunny so i put them in the greenhouse for like, three hours at most, and when i came to bring them inside again not only had a bunch of new seeds germinated, but the ones that had little stalks out are now almost two inches tall !!

most impressive is my beets, who went from “gee these guys sure are taking a long time to germinate” to “inch long bright red shoots” in the span of a few hours

fuckin love plants

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The bulbs, in their dusty mesh bags piled by the back door, were hardly the only casualty when xe got sick, and the tiny garden out back for which they had been bound was hardly the only area neglected. Xe thought of them, when caught between the territories of too exhausted to get up and too bored to sleep any longer–sometimes hoping they would stay viable for some better season yet to come, sometimes fearing they would be nothing but a mildewing heap by the time xe saw them again. Unimagined in all xer fever dreams was the day when the scent of flowers drew xem out, when roots overran burst bags and climbed into kitchen sinks, when bulbs bloomed where they lay, spring creeping into the long winter of xer convalescence.

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I haven’t done a lot of ridiculousness lately but Stretch has forced me to. The vine holding my only pumpkin got a pretty bad bend and usually I would just put it in a position that allowed it to heal but I couldn’t find the right one. So my strategy is to use a piece of scrap wire from Dad’s job, a bunch of tape, some string, and a whole lot of praying and I guess we’ll see what happens

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yay! my cuffel farm tillandsia order arrived today. the bathroom jungle vibe is like 💯x more spikey squiggle tropical chaos now. heh!

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Winter Flowers

Each autumn I bring any plants inside that are still thriving and give them a chance to make it through the winter.

Petunias in the basement.
Good morning ladies! Thank you for continuing to bloom and be beautiful.
Each autumn I bring any plants inside that are still thriving and give them a chance to make it through the winter. Some don’t, some do but don’t last the next spring, but many make it through two or more years and I take cuttings of others to populate my planters the next summer. Plus, it’s so nice…


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i should go thru my seeds and see what i actually need to order this year

but seeds are selling fast this year so if i want my preferred varieties i’ll have to make choices soon

my favorite seed place is already out of the morning glories i wanted, so i have to get them elsewhere or get different ones

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Buttercup squash post 3

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She’s growing quite well, hoping to put her outside in the backyard when it’s spring. I had to transplant her 3 times because of how fast she grew… 😅

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Buttercup squash post 2

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Oh yes I forgot to mention that I used soil from my backyard and other plants started growing in the truft with my baby darling farrah, I don’t know what kind of plants they are yet UwU she just keeps getting bigger each day it’s so amazing 😍

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Planting: The Prequel


Not bad for a cutting.
I don’t shut up about RTC these days.
I like the glitter that shows up at night.

Yo, Dear Reader, I feel like I’m harping on about the same thing these days, but I’ve probably spoken about it every year and it always holds true, truer this year with the mess Brexit has made of everything, not forgetting the pandemic and the fatal ineptitude of so many world leaders…what…


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