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Comment by kathy: ky on September 21, 2014 at 10:21pm
Daniel, it's beautiful. But what's a fingerling potato?
Comment by Barbara Livingston on September 21, 2014 at 8:52pm

Joan, I totally agree.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 21, 2014 at 8:18pm

Daniel, you have created a Shangri-La, an Earthly paradise inhabited by a healthy, happy, caring and loving couple. You set the model for survival that is far superior in quality and quantity than the modern life that modern humans have chosen. You are our inspiration and guide! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 21, 2014 at 4:54pm

THING of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep

Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

        5
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways         10
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils         15
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
’Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms         20
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,

Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.

~ John Keats (1795-1821), Poems of Sentiment: IV. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 21, 2014 at 4:38pm

Interesting cactus.  Do you know if there are insects that come at night and pollinate it?

Comment by Randall Smith on September 21, 2014 at 7:28am

Nice looking tomatoes. My plants died off for some reason. That's never happened before.

Thanks, Spud, for the tips. I'll look for ginger in the super. I picked the dried bean pods and put them in a bucket to further dry and then be gently smashed. Picking out the beans will be tedious, but I like those kind of jobs (like extracting walnuts).

Has anybody grown lentils before?

Comment by kathy: ky on September 20, 2014 at 11:15pm
That's wonderful Idaho. I guess my dogs name is Stop It Dammit.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 20, 2014 at 8:25am

Randy, are the pods still green?  When I harvested dry beans many years ago I seem to remember letting my pods dry completely, and then they just about fall open.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 20, 2014 at 7:56am

Randy, I don't know where you can buy ginger made to grow.  I was just about ready to research it when mine sprouted.

I got mine from the grocery store, and figured it had chemicals on it to keep it from sprouting, so I did what some sites recommended. Before planting, I soaked it in H20 for a day, with several changes of water.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 20, 2014 at 7:15am

Spud, neato! I've never grown ginger. Can you purchase it at a garden store? I need to research it.

I let my green beans mature, and now they're drying out. Not sure how to get the beans out of the pods. Any suggestions?

 

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