Old World Seeds Meet Southern Dirt

Gardening From Scratch in the Deep South


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Gardening Day 11 – Inspiration Part I — A Sense of Place

My Inspiration

My Inspiration

I have been thinking lately about why I started this project.  I could talk about better food for my family, doing something I haven’t done before, or even about where our food comes from and the impact of commercial farming on the land.  I am sure at some point I will Continue reading


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Gardening Day 10 – Nature Discoveries

Kyo discovering nature.  Thankfully, nature is safe on the other side of the glass.

Kyo discovering nature. Thankfully, nature is safe on the other side of the glass.

I have to say, waiting for seeds to grow is sort of like watching grass grow.  Boring!  There is only so much you can say about sticking seeds in dirt and waiting.  Which is basically what I am doing now.  My husband is working midnight shifts so Continue reading


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Gardening Day 8 – The Burn Barrel, or how my seeds did not get started

All poofed up and no where to go

All poofed up and no where to go

I was going to put a post about starting my seeds.  I was going to get all my supplies together and have it all set up nice and neat and pretty.  I have label sticks and permanent markers just for that purpose.  I have the seeds picked out that I am going to start, and the table set up in a sunny window for the seedlings.  Instead I Continue reading


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Gardening Day 7 – Planting…..maybe

Seeds seeds and more seeds

Seeds seeds and more seeds

So I was going to start my seeds today, or at least the ones which can go in the ground early like my peas.  Then I looked at all the seed packets I had and my floor plan and realized I need to narrow down my options.  Like I said yesterday, Continue reading


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Gardening Day 6 – Seeds and Victory Gardens

WWI Victory Garden Sign

WWI Victory Garden Sign

If you have read my previous posts you will probably notice that I have had several false starts with gardening over the years.  When I first considered putting in a garden I started researching victory gardens.  Victory gardens were Continue reading

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