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Figs have finally stopped trying to bite us and now, we bite them.

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at 8:41 AM

If you saw my previous post and picture, our figs were bursting open and looking like a "jaws" movie. Well, they have settled down and ripening nicely now.

Now we are able to eat them fresh off the bush and it reminds me why we enjoy them so much. Debbi has some whipped cream handy so I could not help but put a dollop of cream on each one just before the big moment. Yummmmm.

If Deb's mother could grow everything hydroponically, I believe she could be a true gardener. She loves saving seeds of just about everything we eat (that has seeds) and planting them somewhere.

We had watermelon and squash coming up in assorted pots and now she is nurturing several avocado plants. I continuously find peach and plum seeds drying and we (Deb & I) quietly help them disappear. Growing an orange tree inside might be a neat winter project though.

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Steve, be sure to tell your other gardening friends on Facebook about that Vegetable Gardening page... if they can get 100K "likes", they're offering 52 packs of seeds for $8 for everyone who 'likes' them. I took them up on an offer last month: 48 packs for $14. I got quite an assortment too. Now I just need to find someone to plow up my back yard plot without charging me an arm and a leg, then I can get to growing all these goodies!

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 9:25 AM

I believe I already saw it on FB but will go check. Thanks.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 10:14 AM

You did, and if they get their 100K you'll be eligible for the offer... I was just thinking about your other gardening friends too.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 11:36 AM

My other on-line gardening firends are right here. Go ahead and give them the link. I signed up yesterday.

Another item of interest to our gardening friends is the the Master Gardeners of Rutherford County's Fall Garden Extravaganza.

"The event -- the only fall garden show in the area -- is Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Lane Agricultural Park, 315 John Rice Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

The Extravaganza is for anyone wanting to plan a new garden or improve an existing one. Seasoned gardeners will provide answers to gardening questions. Live demonstrations include flower arranging, dividing perennials, fall pruning, lawn repair, varmint control, composting and crafting a rain barrel. Vendors will have useful and decorative items and plants for sale."

For more information and a schedule go to http://mastergardeners-rc.org/

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 3:08 PM

Sure, I'll share the link. If you're on FaceBook, go here and click "like' on this page: http://www.facebook.com/WSMVTV/posts/214...

They're having a promotion that if the page reaches 100K "likes" before 12/31/12 then everyone will receive a coupon for 75% off their Seeds of the Month Club. That's 52 packs of NON-GMO vegetable seeds at 15 Cents per pack. Please invite other gardeners to the offer too! Thanks!

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Thu, Sep 22, 2011, at 9:45 AM

Thanks craftin_mom.

For those not into the acronym GMO that stand for genetically modified. There are some of us who would prefer man stop messing with our Creator's work.

Natural breeding is one thing, but when plants are genetically modified they have more of a chance in creating unintended results that can mess up the environment and in the case of catastrophic 'uh-ohs' could affect our food chain.

By the way T-G, thanks for putting the spell check in here. I don't know when it arrived but it saves me some extra steps

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 22, 2011, at 10:07 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.