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Tried and True? Or Something New?

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For me, gardening is all about the growing and the trailing.
I love to grow the tried and true, varieties that I have already grown and found to meet or beat standards.
However, I also like to trial new plants and new varieites of plants.

Why? because I know that I will discover the best heirloom varieties to grow on the west coast, through much trial and error! 

I also know that even though I find those 'best' varieties, I will still keep testing others, ones that are new ... to me!

As there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of heirlooms out there, just waiting for me to try them out and maybe to carry them on :)



I get such a thrill simply from growing and trialing.
For me, it is not about how well it produces, never has been.
Is all about the thrill of the challenge, growing something and watching it perform.

Growing and trying anything and everything ... new plants, new varieties, new styles, new colours... whether it is tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions, o…

January Greenhouse Ramblings, New Year 2013

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I am back! So very sorry about the computer probs, think we have them ironed out... fingers crossed!

Here is a catch up on the greenhouse goings on this month.....

With the three tropical fruit trees, a fig, sweet bay tree, phormiums, cuttings and seedlings... It's a crazy, wild, jungle in the greenhouse!


The geraniums are coming along very nicely! Great foliage and flowers for spring!

This month I have started....

Peppers, some herbs., a few perennials, assorted annuals ...

All kinds of alliums ... onions, chives, and leeks ...
As I do not start onions from sets, I start seed already in January for nice onions in summer.
I find that I get better and bigger onions, tastier, with much more selections to choose from if I grow from seed rather than sets...
I have a great many choices of heirloom onions on offer this year, from Italy, Scotland, Australia and more ...



Just transplanted the Sweet Bay trees into bio-pots. They are so very slow to take off, hoping that they are read…

Link For Now....

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Okay, as I am still having issues with Blogger...

To tell the truth, I think it is my computer and not Blogger itself, so not complaining about them at all...

However, I am simply unable to repair the problem on my own, must wait for hubby to return ... so will for now, link you up to my blog on Wordpress....

http://nittygrittygh.wordpress.com/

Please join me there ... for the time being, at least : ) ...thank you!

Having Issues!

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For those of you checking in on a regular basis, I thank you!

I am having issues with Blogger and have been unable to post any pics at all... please bear with me!
I am not super tech savvy and so if I cannot figure it out, I may simply have to wait till hubby is back from up north :(

Thank you for following! ... and your patience!