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11/24/11 8:53 P

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Hi Kittyfern:

Sorry I didn't respond earlier - my 90 YO mom fell & broke her hip. I've been dealing with hospitals and rehab facilities and just let this site slide.

LOL I think you're right, it really can't be considered "work", but the fresh veggies you get definitely help with your health.

I'm psyched that I'll be part of a group from my county and a great non-profit to install a garden at an Elementary School in the Spring! Incredibly four county agencies are involved including the Health Dept. which will teach the kids and their parents how to cook the fresh veggies they'll grow! Isn't that GREAT?

I'll also be installing SFG beds at an assisted living facility and a senior center next year.

Now if I could only control my carb cravings . . .

I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January.

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11/5/11 11:45 P

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I am new here as of 11/05/2011 but I have been doing square foot gardening for about 4 years. I began with a concrete block garden and now have 3 of those and one made of composite lumber. I have lots to eat from my garden and need to enjoy that instead of food that is not nearly as healthy or fresh. Gardening is good exercise but if you don't have to plow or weed, can you still say it is "work"?

I hope to stay in touch with others who want to have a healthy, organic lifestyle.


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10/11/11 9:21 A

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You know, I had never had it. Then one day I made it and tried it. Cream Cheese, cracker and pepper jelly....YUM!

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10/6/11 10:07 P

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think the pepepr jelly could be interesting
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10/6/11 3:31 P

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Or PEPPER jelly even.

I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January.

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10/6/11 3:30 P

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I think the idea of pepepr jelly is winning!

Thanks Everyone!

I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January.

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10/6/11 12:54 P

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Hi Kim! Welcome to Spark! by the way, I am a former resident of Maryland! Miss it terribly! As far as the peppers go, I can tell you from experience, I can them in vinegar or a vinegar and little sugar mixture. I love pickled peppers HOT especially. Also, I have made pepper jelly. Really big down here in the South. If you need some ideas, let me know!

Have an awesome day!

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9/30/11 10:11 P

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Hi and welcome to the team. The hot pepper jelly idea is a great idea, a friend of mine made some and it was delicious.

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9/30/11 5:46 P

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Hi Kim, welcome to the team.
Sorry that the storm took out so much.

As far as the hot peppers, how about making jelly out of them. You can recipes on the Spark recipe page.

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9/30/11 3:41 P

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What am I doing with my hot peppers? LOL watching them rot. Someone told me that to dry them all I needed to do was put them in a bowl on the counter. That was great for the cayennes, but NOT the rest of them

Now that it's supposed to get cooler this weekend, I'll try to dry them in the oven.

I'm thinking about making hot pepper oils & vinegars.

This is my first year of growing them, so I'm still a newbie.


I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January.

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9/30/11 2:38 P

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Hi, welcome. My sympathies on your poor babies and the garden. Sounds like it was a really successful garden. I am zone 5, NW burbs of Chicago. I can grow hot pepper without a problem, in fact, I have a bumper crop I don't really know what to do with, but can't grow sweet peppers to save my life. What are you doing with the hot peppers? I have thought of immersing them in oil to preserve them, or trying to pickle them

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9/30/11 1:58 P

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Welcome to the team! I'm so sorry that you had so many disasters that affected your garden. I use that method also, since I have a small yard. I also plant a lot in containers.
Unfortunately, I'm zone 5 and everything seems to be a month late here. I only harvested a few tomatoes and eggplant and now the temperature is supposed to drop to 48 tomorrow emoticon






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9/30/11 1:47 P

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Hi Everyone:

I'm Kim & I live in Maryland (Zone 7a). I use a method called Square Foot Gardening which is a small space, high intensity method for growing my vegetables, herbs & flowers.

I'm new to SparkPeople so I'm still trying to figure all this out.

Today I'll be harvesting some fingerling eggplant, sweet & hot peppers.

My main garden was complete ruined by Hurricane Irene so I'll be starting over as soon as the insurance adjuster comes over tomorrow and I can finally get the tree removed that fell on the garden. emoticon

My polycarb greenhouse also lost some panels so I hope to replace that soon.

Also my worm composter flooded and I lost my poor babies. (A moment of silence please)




I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January.

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