inch by inch row by row
"Inch by inch, row by row... Gonna make this garden grow... Gonna mulch it deep and low... Gonna make it fertile ground.... Inch by inch, row by row... Please bless these seeds I sow... Please keep them safe below... 'Till the rain comes tumbling down.... Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones... We are made of dreams and bones... Plant your rows straight and long... Season with a prayer and song... Mother Earth will make you strong... If you give her loving care..." ~Arlo Guthrie
I WISH I KNEW THIS BEFORE! "When my sister was married, I took the half-dead roses from her bouquet. At home, I rooted them by cutting off the heads, making a clean cut on the bottoms, dipping the fresh-cut bottoms in rooting hormone, and putting them in a pot that was half Perlite and half soil. I kept these moist until rooted & planted them in a shaded location in my garden. This year, on her anniversary, she received a gift that can't be replaced: 12 rose bushes from her wedding bouquet."
Soaking seeds before planting is an “old time” gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Let’s look at the reasons for soaking seeds and how to soak seeds.… By Heather Rhoades | Gardening Know How
Girl farm worker washing turnips in the river on a collective farm. Photograph by Paul Schutzer. Romania, 1963.
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so pretty i can barely stand it! 1894 Childs Rare Flowers, Vegetables and Fruits catalog cover. John Lewis Childs company, Floral Park, NY [via letterology] Also see: the 1896 Lovett’s seed catalog cover