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    Lionhawk

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    Re: Who is planting a garden this year?

    Post  Lionhawk on Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:33 pm

    I have to apologize for some of these pics because what you see is often out of reference. I should take a 5 gallon bucket and place it near some of these plants so you can see how they are progressing. I have to admit, to have started this garden from an idea to do one and finally do it, has amazed the both of us. Not because I haven't dome gardening before, but maybe because I haven't done it in such a long time and also from a new soul perspective communing with Mother. This garden is very different than the others I have grown simply because I am doing different things, energy wise. The dance as it were.

    We also just planted a 40' row of beets and 160 total feet of carrots. Now we are looking to transplant the herbs we have in our herb boxes. I just figured out that they would be doing a lot better if they were planted with the other plants instead of being suspended above the ground. Also a better grounding connection, energy wise.

    We are also sharing this with our neighbors. Why not? We have some good neighbors. Very Happy
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    Re: Who is planting a garden this year?

    Post  burgundia on Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:04 am

    Mudra, cucumbers rich in vitamin C? From what I know fresh cucumbers shouldn't be mixed with other vegetables as they "kill" vit C.
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    Re: Who is planting a garden this year?

    Post  mudra on Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:32 am

    burgundia wrote:Mudra, cucumbers rich in vitamin C? From what I know fresh cucumbers shouldn't be mixed with other vegetables as they "kill" vit C.

    I looked a lit closer into it Burgundia

    Cucumber with peel : nutritional value

    Cucumber, with peel, raw
    Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
    Energy 65 kJ (16 kcal)
    Carbohydrates 3.63 g
    - Sugars 1.67 g
    - Dietary fiber 0.5 g
    Fat 0.11 g
    Protein 0.65 g
    Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.027 mg (2%)
    Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.033 mg (2%)
    Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.098 mg (1%)
    Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.259 mg (5%)
    Vitamin B6 0.040 mg (3%)
    Folate (Vit. B9) 7 μg (2%)
    Vitamin C 2.8 mg (5%)
    Calcium 16 mg (2%)
    Iron 0.28 mg (2%)
    Magnesium 13 mg (4%)
    Phosphorus 24 mg (3%)
    Potassium 147 mg (3%)
    Zinc 0.20 mg (2%)

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    Post  burgundia on Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:53 am

    It contains some vit C but it also contains an enzyme which kills it in other vegetables. Ascorbinaza.
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    Re: Who is planting a garden this year?

    Post  mudra on Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:26 am

    burgundia wrote:It contains some vit C but it also contains an enzyme which kills it in other vegetables. Ascorbinaza.

    Thanks Burgundia Cheerful

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    Re: Who is planting a garden this year?

    Post  Brook on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:48 pm

    Wow! I had no idea cucumbers had all that....I eat them like crazy...good thing huh?
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    Post  Carol on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:29 pm

    I was impressed with cucumbers too and was trying to get a bunch of seedlings started the first time needing to leave for Oregon. They looked somewhat pathetic when I got back. Watered them and got them going again when I had to leave the next time. Hopefully someone is watering them. In fact, I had though of heading down to Safeway to purchase some on the trip home.


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    Post  Brook on Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:13 pm

    Oh wow! Seeing a post Mudra just did on the Vedic Scripts thread reminded me of this video I watched about a month ago. I found it interesting how this group of women farmed this land...you will find this video quite interesting in the sense of planting certain groups of foods in areas that are not the easiest to farm...enjoy Wink


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    Post  Lionhawk on Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:48 pm

    Cucumbers are running $.68 each at Walmart.

    The gas they produce is part of that price. Malletzky
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    Post  THEeXchanger on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:20 pm

    thank you Brook, for that interesting video
    on women farming, it was very enjoyable
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    Post  THEeXchanger on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:21 pm

    thank you Lionhawk, for the best laugh, i've had today Wink
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    Re: Who is planting a garden this year?

    Post  Arrowwind on Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:49 am

    I am gardening also.. this will be my second year at it.. because of our high altitude and zone 3 to 4 I have lots of challenges... I finally planted my raised beds about 2 weeks ago, spinaches and lettuces, beets and things are starting to pop up.. many of you already have veggies Im sure.

    But now our sunny is finally shinning everyday and the last freeze (I hope)was last week so I will be transplanting all my seed starts soon. Many of these I start inside not because of the temperature as they are cold temp plants but because of the potential for hail.. we had lots of hail last year.. better this year..

    I doubled the size of my garden this time around, doing the lasagna method of soil building, also called layered gardening. I've been pretty impressed with it so far. Last year the only plants that failed were cucumbers,, its just not warm enough for them here.. and I had no pests, and next to now weeds.. all I credit to the lasagna method
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    Post  mudra on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:58 am

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    Food: Cucumber
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    Post  mudra on Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:01 pm

    Some update on my city garden ... just to show you how nicely things have been growing since end of may

    How it was :

    http://www.themistsofavalon.net/t2054p45-who-is-planting-a-garden-this-year#46967

    And how it is now :





    Yesterday first radish agreed that I eat it ... a very special moment for me as this was my first self grown vege too .

    It is a profound joy for me to have this connection with the plant realm .
    I wish I could send over and share with you the perfumes they release as well .
    I noticed they come at special moments of the day in the morning with first watering.

    Hope everyone is doing well .

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    Re: Who is planting a garden this year?

    Post  Betsy on Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:29 pm

    I just love this thread. It's so refreshing! Enjoy the pictures you all shared. Can feel your enthusiasm.

    Mudra, can you walk at all on your balcony?

    Am reminded of an old saying:

    "You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl." From spring until fall I have a dilly of a time keeping my nails clean. Just love the feel of the Earth in my hands.
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    Re: Who is planting a garden this year?

    Post  Brook on Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:24 pm

    Okay! good news...I did not blow up the kitchen! And I've made one dozen pint jars of dill pickles. My first time ever canning anything...I have another batch to make and the next will be garlic dills..then I will attempt bread and butter chips...Lionhawks personal favorite... Wink See......there's hope for me yet....LOL



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    Post  Carol on Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:11 pm

    = Brook


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    Post  Brook on Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:40 pm

    Carol wrote:
    = Brook

    Hahaha...I love that! I feel like the little train that could



    City girl turned country! Who'd of thunk it?
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    Post  mudra on Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:04 pm


    Betsy wrote:
    Mudra, can you walk at all on your balcony?



    Hi there Betsy ,

    Welcome in our Mists cheers
    As veges began to grow and expand on my balconies there was not much room left for me .
    That's why I began to hang some of these lighter pots .
    New ideas come as I go along and it's part of the fun Cheerful

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    Post  mudra on Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:10 pm

    Brook wrote:Okay! good news...I did not blow up the kitchen! And I've made one dozen pint jars of dill pickles. My first time ever canning anything...I have another batch to make and the next will be garlic dills..then I will attempt bread and butter chips...Lionhawks personal favorite... Wink See......there's hope for me yet....LOL


    That's looks good Brook sunny
    It is a pleasure to share the pleasure you are having in preparing these cheers
    Shall we appoint you cook in our Lodge ?

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    Post  Brook on Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:26 pm

    mudra wrote:
    Brook wrote:Okay! good news...I did not blow up the kitchen! And I've made one dozen pint jars of dill pickles. My first time ever canning anything...I have another batch to make and the next will be garlic dills..then I will attempt bread and butter chips...Lionhawks personal favorite... Wink See......there's hope for me yet....LOL


    That's looks good Brook sunny
    It is a pleasure to share the pleasure you are having in preparing these cheers
    Shall we appoint you cook in our Lodge ?

    Love from me
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    I wouldn't go that far yet LOL...have to taste them tomorrow....but I have to tell you I've been beaming around the house all day. I feel pretty proud of myself today.

    I seriously was never inclined to do the things I'm doing now. But I really love it. These were the things I missed out on working as I did and not having the time to get down and learn to take self sustainability seriously. This is just a start for me....but a much needed one.
    If I can do it...anybody can.


    So....taste test tomorrow...to be continued Wink
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    Post  mudra on Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:35 pm

    Brook wrote:

    I wouldn't go that far yet LOL...have to taste them tomorrow....but I have to tell you I've been beaming around the house all day. I feel pretty proud of myself today.

    I seriously was never inclined to do the things I'm doing now. But I really love it. These were the things I missed out on working as I did and not having the time to get down and learn to take self sustainability seriously. This is just a start for me....but a much needed one.
    If I can do it...anybody can.


    So....taste test tomorrow...to be continued Wink

    I understand you so well Brook . From all the things I do during the day taking care of my city garden has become one of the things that I value most .
    If you have'nt seen the following yet have a go at them ... I am sure you 'll enjoy :

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    It was quite a responsability to be a gardener in those times .

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    Post  Brook on Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:52 pm

    Thanks Mudra...that WAS inspiring!
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    Post  Brook on Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:44 pm

    A garden oddity...... Shocked


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    Post  mudra on Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:06 am



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