Thursday, 6 August 2009

Pop goes the

popcorn ...

Popcorn is like magic to me how such a small dried out kernel can explode into something so big.

The greatest gift of the garden
is the restoration of the five senses. ~Hanna Rion

So we are going to grow our own popcorn and other greens ( and other yellow, blue, red edibles too ...well that's the plan ; a real rainbow connection).

One of the most delightful things about a garden
is the anticipation it provides.
~W.E.Johns, The Passing Show


I am excitedly awaiting my popcorn seeds.

Spring is still 4 weeks away and though the days are warm and glorious the ground is still too cold and the frost might still kill them. So I will pot them first and nurse the babies carefully till I plant them out so they can grow in size.

I got the idea of a popcorn tree from a twit Mum-me posted about her gorgeous girls planting a popcorn tree except it had already been heated and so she told them it might not grow.
A lightbulb went off in my head.
I googled.
I found an answer.
A wonderful blogger Lyn at Aussie Organic gardening offered to send me some organic seeds .In return I will plant extra and share the seed with others.
I know the preschool will happily take some ...though have to make sure they grow first.
A kind of pay in forward - mostly so we stop the spread of GM corn in our diet.
Then , I also saw a post on blueberries

I googled again I found this forum.Now I know where to ask questions and buy my blueberry plants.
I want to grow strawberries and tomatoes too.

We live in semi suburbia .My vegie garden is very dead sad and neglected small .
Our side neighbours own a market garden a few kilometres away but grow seedlings in their backyard .Sometimes they pass 2-3 seedlings over the fence ...fancy lettuce is on offer.

Gardening requires lots of water -

most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson

I am really looking forward to growing some rainbows with my little boys .I hope it will encourage them to eat more vege and keep them busy weeding for me be a fun learning exercise in getting dirty.

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil,
getting dirty without feeling guilty,
and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.
~Lindley Karstens, noproblemgarden.com


What are you planning to grow in Spring ? or Fall in thenorthern hemisphere ?

I hope it will save money also taste good when we harvest the fruits of our labour.
We have some dinner plate size sunflowers (well seeds) to grow too

I want to give Moon planting a try too ...when I can. Bring it on.
Ps I want to make blueberry crumb bars now too.

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author Unknown.



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