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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ordering Seeds, plants and other things

I have been going through the seed catalogs for literally months now, circling this, highlighting that, but now is the time I actually have to make the decision on what to order. I procrastinate ... I made elaborate charts listing each fruit, veggie, flower and herb, their price from each catalog and still I sit staring at the computer trying to decide which site to go to and order. "Make a decision already!" I tell myself ... and this is why, every year I end up at the store buying whatever is left after everyone else picks them over and never get any unusual varieties! Well ... this year is going to be different!! I just decided to go to and order as many from there as possible, regardless of price, because I like their mission ... to save varieties that are disappearing! So, I must stop writing now and head on over there ... as long as I don't get distracted ... wish me luck!!

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I love to work in my gardens ... flowers, herbs and vegetables all intermingled. I am an organic gardener and use companion plantings to help control the pests and diseases. I also love to help "young people" learn that they can make a meal from scratch just as fast as they can open a box of Hamburger Helper or go through the drive through. I run a business from my home teaching people to cook & selling the tools to do so. I work full time at the local grocery store, so I see many sides to the food we eat. Most of it is not good. We need to get back to feeding ourselves as much as possible and stop shipping our food thousands of miles! I also am an avid supporter of the Humane Society, La Crescent Animal Rescue and other local groups that help animals. Recycling, composting and re-purposing are also very important causes to me! I run an online greeting card business and a business that sells plant based cleaning products & natural supplements as well.