Saturday, May 23, 2009

Top 10 Fruit Trees for Florida

According to Sunset's Florida Top 10 Garden Guide, these are the top 10 fruit trees for Florida:

Banana (Musa)

Carambola, Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola)

Citrus (Citrus)

Fig(Ficus carica)-- Not for zone 25, where I live

Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora)

Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)

Mango (Mangifera indica)

Papaya (Carica papaya)

Persimmon (Diospyros kaki)-- not for zone 25, where I live

Sapodilla (Manikara zapota)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Big Heirloom Seed Win

I won an awesome giveaway for heirloom seeds! I received the seed stash today, and can I just say WOW! Look at this haul:

Now just because I don't think that you can really appreciate from that image just how many packets there are, here they are.

There's pumpkin and eggplant and flowers...

...various kinds of peppers and some peas...

...okra, corn and tomato...

...all kinds of lettuce, including one called "Drunken Woman"...

...and tons of beans.

Is that an awesome haul, or what? I can't wait to try my hand at growing some of these puppies come fall/spring. Maybe I can try some beans this summer.

Thanks again to Tina of the Victory Garden!

Monday, May 18, 2009

The World According to Monsanto

For anyone who is already familiar with the workings of Monsanto, or for those who are interested in learning how Monsanto is threatening our global food supply, check out these videos on Twilight Earth. No need for me to say anything further. These videos speak for themselves.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Win Free Heirloom Seeds

Go to The Victory Gardener for your chance to win a bunch of heirloom seeds. Enter for your chance to win a variety of at least 20 different types of seeds from My Victory Garden etsy shop. Lettuce, beans, tomatoes, flowers-- all sorts of heirloom seeds. The giveaway runs through May 16th.