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Thewhatleys's Blog – March 2010 Archive (3)

Jicama - any advice out there?

Hi all:

We love eating fresh jicama, and ordered some seeds online. For about $4 we got 10 seeds, so it was a major splurge and I want them to grow and produce.

Now, I was surprised when the seeds arrived that they were marked "poisonous, use gloves". I planted them carefully and now am doing research.

What I've found so far explains that the leaves, seed pods, and seeds contain a natural insecticide that is good for the plant but poisonous to people -- and I'm… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on March 13, 2010 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Raleigh NC and surrounding -- anyone need melon or eggplant seeds??


We have an abundance of donated cantaloupe, watermelon, and eggplant seeds. Could anyone use them? We have planted thousands of plants and know at this point we will not need them all. We'll save some for next year, but I'd like to see more of them getting out into gardens this year.

If you could use some of these seeds, let me know. I think the eggplant are mostly black beauty, the watermelon are cannonball, congo, Charleston Gray, Jubilee, and Dixie Queen, and the… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on March 7, 2010 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Baseball Radio Network Aims to Grow More Than Ratings!

Grow and Share is a unique Zebulon based non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthy fruits and vegetables to U.S. residents through food education and widespread gardening. The organization’s website www.growandshare.org provides assistance to homeowners willing to start or expand their own gardens while pledging to share produce…


Added by thewhatleys on March 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments



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