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SOUR GHERKIN SPROUTS!

the sumter pickling cucumbers were some of the first seeds to germinate, but the mexican sour gherkins (Melothria scabra) are taking forever. i finally spotted some babies today though <3<3

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POTTING UP SQUASH

my georgia candy roaster squash (Cucurbita maxima) sprouts have gotten so chubby and tall that they were pushing the little plastic greenhouse roof off my catering trays, so i decided today was the day to give them some space.

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GARDEN UPDATE – BORAGE TAKES AN EARLY LEAD

look at them growwww! i’ve never grown borage before and i’m excited to eat the flowers : )

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look how creepy those little shells are though

the leeks and green zeebie jeebies are not terribly far behind..

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SEED DELIVERY

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they’re heeeeeeeere.

from top to bottom: american flag leeks, dwarf teddy bear sunflowers, belle isle upland cress, chives, borage, anise hyssop. the smallest seeds went in the biggest packet for some reason, and they are all organic of course. this is just a fraction of what’s growing this year.. updates to come in the next few months.

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VALERIAN

valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a perennial herb native to europe and asia (and has been naturalized in the united states) which has been used medicinally since at least as early as ancient rome, possibly earlier. through antiquity,  dried valerian root has been used to treat insomnia, heart palpitations and gastrointestinal upset, and is still used today. that probably means it works, right? Continue reading

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