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Robert Erickson
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  • Arlington, TX
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Retired business owner and school teacher trying to bring a long idle garden back to life out in the country.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Chicken with Rice and Olives
Currently reading:
Mother Earth News
Currently listening to:
Anything Classical
My latest DIY project:
Building raised beds and a greenhouse
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
web link- not sure which one
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Growing Something Different and Tasty

Several years ago, I saw a blurb in a seed catalog (I think it was Seeds of Change) for sesame seeds. Not being familiar with how they grow but loving them on everything from salads to bread, I ordered a packet of seeds. I sprouted the seed in a seed pack and transplanted them to my mostly compost and sand garden. They grew nicely for a couple of months and then the most wondrous thing happened; they started to flower. Beautiful little white bells began to appear and continued adding new…


Posted on October 8, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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At 11:49am on October 4, 2013, Jennifer said…

Hi, Robert. Welcome to HOMEGROWN. My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here: site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content (and a native Texan whose family is from Weatherford, just a little ways west of you). I’m so glad you found us. I hope you’ll turn up plenty of projects and ideas here to spur you on, and I hope you’ll be game for sharing some of your own, too—more on reviving that garden, please—in our member blog, The Stew. Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got a question, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

At 11:49am on October 7, 2013, Jennifer said…

Hi, Bob: Agreed! We've got quite a range of experience levels in all kinds of subjects here on HOMEGROWN, but I'm of the same mind. The best articles and blog posts and how-tos of any stripe don't assume too much expertise on the reader's part. Looking forward to learning from what you have to share.

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