Wistful dreams of gardens past, never made ...

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While waiting for better gardening weather, I've been watching my pepper and tomatoes seedlings grow. Better results with the peppers than tomatoes, sigh.

I came across this article today Sybil Gorby tomatoes don't know how to get seeds, but she gives them away, but after an article in the Washington Post, I'm sure she'll be flooded with requests. She has been saving seed for this tomato since 1965. No name mentioned in the article.
 
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While waiting for better gardening weather, I've been watching my pepper and tomatoes seedlings grow. Better results with the peppers than tomatoes, sigh.

I came across this article today Sybil Gorby tomatoes don't know how to get seeds, but she gives them away, but after an article in the Washington Post, I'm sure she'll be flooded with requests. She has been saving seed for this tomato since 1965. No name mentioned in the article.
What a great story. It's wonderful to see them highlighting a successful home gardener. That tomato is huge!
 

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What a great story. It's wonderful to see them highlighting a successful home gardener. That tomato is huge!
Isn't it? I want seeds, but as I said earlier, I bet she is being flooded with requests. And really, I just bought a bunch of tomato seeds, plus I'm getting some in a trade, so I have enough.

edited to add: Has anyone grown Lungo Di Napoli squash? I'm going to try and grow some this year and am looking for any tips, hints, ideas for success. Thanks.
 
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A friend once told me "You're not a gardener, you're a horticulturist. You like to grow things." ...

I can't plan a garden to save my life. I buy plants and seeds because they call to me in some way. I have no idea where to plant them, or even if I have room for them.

I have seeds from Seeds Blüm, remember them? I have seed from LISP. Have you heard of them? Long Island Seed Project, run by Ken Ettlinger I believe. The site hasn't been updated, that I can tell, since 2011. Wonderful site to read.

So many seeds...

On another note, my backyard and garden area has been completely over taken by Himalayan blackberries. Completely. It is overwhelming. I'm easily defeated. I've paid my yard guys many times to cut them down. They are still there. Like cockroaches. Like glitter. Laughing at me. Mocking me. The birds, raccoons, possums, and rats love them though. Should I mention that rats keep invading my basement?

It is all exhausting. Just thinking about it makes me want to escape to reading fan fiction. I hear you laughing. Not all fan fiction is bad (but when it is bad, it is horrible. I'll give you that.) Nor is all of it porn. But I digress...

So, this year I'm trying something new, at least for me. A small garden. A space I can dig out the blackberries and stay on top of them. Limited number of things to grow. Try to keep it all ... manageable.

This is to document my travails in gardening. How well I do, or ... fail. I'm not asking for sympathy, or encouragement. Just a place here to keep a record of my progress; hoping that it will keep me going --- not giving up.

As Hen3ry (the 3 is silent), friend of that famous mathematician, pianist, performer, comedian, mathematics and theater professor, Tom Lehrer said "Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it." Here's hoping for good results this year.
As per blackberries, have the guys dig them out after cutting.
 

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As per blackberries, have the guys dig them out after cutting.
One of the things I'll be doing with a broad fork. Small space at a time. The yard guys will be spraying everything else. Plus I'll be cutting back the ones that grow over the fence from the neighbor, where they all originally came from. (Even though she complains about them in my yard while ignoring her yard. :somad .)
 

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Completely off topic here, but I pressed the wrong keys trying to search for a word in a page here, and some how shrunk down all pages for easygarden. I've searched the FireFox pages for that, but nothing. It isn't the control +/- thing. Drat it all. Another thing to be annoyed with.
 
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