Just announced on facebook....SEED SALE at Mary's Heirloom Seeds!!!!All of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid, non-patented, untreated, heirloom garden seeds. Mary has signed the Safe Seed pledge. Most seed orders placed Monday-Thursday are shipped within 24 hours, (except for holidays)NEW Varieties added to our…See More
Originally shared at Back to the Basics:Planning for the future is important. In the words of Jack Reacher (Lee Child), "Hope for the Best. Plan for the worst." While we cannot predict the loss of income, unexpected medical bills or car repairs, we should plan ahead and prepare the best we can. I've been asked, "How much money can you actually save by growing food?"That's a…See More
Originally shared at Before I give you my recipe I need to be very clear. ALFALFA is considered a "high risk crop." This means that Alfalfa is on of the top 10 Genetically Modified plants in the US. From the Non-GMO Project, High-Risk Crops (in commercial production; ingredients derived from these must be tested every time prior to use in Non-GMO Project Verified products (as of December 2011):Alfalfa (first planting…See More
Originally shared at Back to the BasicsI have shared about VICTORY GARDEN here on several occasions. Victory Gardens, also called War Gardens, were a product of WW1 and WW2. From wikipedia, "They…See More
Originally shared at Back to the Basics:I don't often share "random" posts here at Back to the Basics. Sometimes, ya just gotta SHARE! This month I have found myself scrambling to complete projects just about every day. Let me back up a bit...In August 2013 I decided to open a booth for…See More
"Love the passion! And just a reminder that folks can pinpoint sources for family farmer–grown food near them using HOMEGROWN's Find Good Food page—not to mention all kinds of tips for doing it yourself in the HOMEGROWN 101…"
Originally posted at Back to the BasicsMy husband just asked me, "If GMOs and pesticides are causing Cancer then why aren't we at Monsanto's door with pitchforks?" I love how he likes to phrase these things! In response I asked him, "Who is in charge of the FDA? Who is in charge of the USDA?" The answer is...Monsanto! Read…See More
Hi! My name is Mary and I blog over at Back to the Basics and Mary’s Kitchen. I also run an online heirloom seed company called Mary’s Heirloom Seeds. We now offer over 160 varieties of heirloom, Non-GMO, open-pollinated, non-hybrid, untreated seeds. We try to live as sustainable and frugal as possible. Growing our own organic produce and helping other grow their own is the simplest way…See More
Here it is...The countdown to the announcement of FINALISTS and I need YOUR HELP! Becoming a finalist would be one of the best birthday presents ever! Plus, I LOVE Martha Stewart!As far as I know we are the only Heirloom, Non-GMO seed company nominated!LOVE these kiddos!Mary's Heirloom Seeds and theMartha Stewart American Made Award…See More
As a kid my Gran used to have us work in her garden when we stayed with her.
Now that I have my own garden I find myself remembering her little quips about plants. I find myself daydreaming at work about what I'm doing next in the garden.
Digging in the dirt makes me feel good!
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Grilled eggplant topped with organic goat cheese, baked chicken and tossed salad.
The Encyclopedia of Country Living
Currently listening to:
My latest DIY project:
Time to get this updated! Wow! Since I've joined Homegrown about 3 years ago I've turned into a handygirl. We've built our own water filtration system, the gardens have GROWN and we'd like to head out to a larger property to become more self-sufficient.
Life is good!
why, yes. assuming you are talking about Apron Stringz, i am the very same. i see up above that you joined the AS homegrown group, which i am sorry to say hasn't seen much action in a looong time. as far as the permacurious group goes, it's a reading group, and we are already deep into the manual. the group is closed, unless you have already read the book... let me know if that is the case.
you are welcome to follow the comments though, which should be open for viewing.
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