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Life isn't always pretty but it is certainly beautiful
Pulled this beautiful Jimmy Nardello Pepper out of the garden today.

Pulled this beautiful Jimmy Nardello Pepper out of the garden today.

revofthought:

Some rare foods harvested today. Palav Kadu Squash, Dosakai Melom from India, Good mother stallard pole beans, Wild boar tomatoes.

(via lesliegale)

Nice haul tonight!

Nice haul tonight!

Today is a very special day. I brought home the newest member of the family. This is Gizmo, and he’s made himself at home immediately.

Today is a very special day. I brought home the newest member of the family. This is Gizmo, and he’s made himself at home immediately.

Look what the evening brought! Three Purple Russians and a Rutger. Tomato season!

Look what the evening brought! Three Purple Russians and a Rutger. Tomato season!

Jalapeño is almost ready. Letting it mature well past the green stage to harvest it for seed. Not great for eating, fantastic for saving.

Jalapeño is almost ready. Letting it mature well past the green stage to harvest it for seed. Not great for eating, fantastic for saving.

roritx:

Anaheim Peppers waiting to be strung to ripen and dry. California Chile powder is their future.

Beautiful!

roritx:

Anaheim Peppers waiting to be strung to ripen and dry. California Chile powder is their future.

Beautiful!

It’s seed saving time!

It’s seed saving time!

From a friend. In my experience this is completely accurate.

From a friend. In my experience this is completely accurate.

biodiverseed:

Veggie Bed #3

The hot driveway, with limited space, presented both a challenge and an opportunity.

I built a well-draining soil up with compost, sand, and topsoil, so the plants aren’t using old dead soil into which auto waste has been draining. I anchored this new soil layer with a generous top-dressing or bark mulch, and planted lovers of drought and heat. The vehicle parked nearby overnight radiates solar heat from the day, creating a perfect microclimate for peppers.

Contains:

My personal favourites in this garden are the two variegated pepper plants (Purple Tiger and Fish Peppers). The Fish Pepper also produces a variegated pepper (thanks to uglytomatoes for the seeds!).

#polyculture #companion planting #garden hacks #peppers

More (tagged as #biodiverseed veggie beds):  Veggie Bed #1Veggie Bed #2 — Veggie Bed #4 — Veggie Bed #5

Love thee fish peppers! Mine are getting ready to turn!!!

biodiverseed:

gardenandtable:

Today’s Harvest! 8/11/14
All the rain we got in the last couple of days has made the tomatoes explode in production! Just look at these tomatoes! Have you ever seen anything more beautiful? A big thanks to hyggehaven of biodiverseed for all of the seeds and anyone else who might have helped her in the seed exchange. Varieties from biodiverseed pictured are Black Cherry, Bedouin, Mini-Gold, Mortgage-Lifter, and “World’s Smallest” Tomato. Other varieties pictured are Nebraska Wedding, Eva Purple Ball, Green Zebra, Hartman’s Yellow Gooseberry, Sweet 100, and Marglobe.

It makes me so happy to see folks using their seeds from the #seedswap!
If you would like to try some of these varieties, uglytomatoes has a great selection of heirloom seeds that are extremely affordable and self-harvested.
I am hoping to expand the scope of this project next year just before planting season, but as I will likely be living in Qatar as of January 2015 (and there are very strict biological controls for seeds and the like there) I may need to recruit some volunteers to work on the seed swap.
#seedswap success #heirloom seeds #seed kits
Related: Buy Heirloom Seeds Online

Really appreciate the shout-out today from biodiverseed. If you have an opportunity check out their site and support their efforts to maintain the biodiversity of our foods supply!

biodiverseed:

gardenandtable:

Today’s Harvest! 8/11/14

All the rain we got in the last couple of days has made the tomatoes explode in production! Just look at these tomatoes! Have you ever seen anything more beautiful? A big thanks to hyggehaven of biodiverseed for all of the seeds and anyone else who might have helped her in the seed exchange. Varieties from biodiverseed pictured are Black Cherry, Bedouin, Mini-Gold, Mortgage-Lifter, and “World’s Smallest” Tomato. Other varieties pictured are Nebraska Wedding, Eva Purple Ball, Green Zebra, Hartman’s Yellow Gooseberry, Sweet 100, and Marglobe.

It makes me so happy to see folks using their seeds from the #seedswap!

If you would like to try some of these varieties, uglytomatoes has a great selection of heirloom seeds that are extremely affordable and self-harvested.

I am hoping to expand the scope of this project next year just before planting season, but as I will likely be living in Qatar as of January 2015 (and there are very strict biological controls for seeds and the like there) I may need to recruit some volunteers to work on the seed swap.

#seedswap success #heirloom seeds #seed kits

Related: Buy Heirloom Seeds Online

Really appreciate the shout-out today from biodiverseed. If you have an opportunity check out their site and support their efforts to maintain the biodiversity of our foods supply!