Saturday, March 24, 2012

Liebster Blogger Award Goes To TSG

Well Thyme Square Gardens Blog has just recently been awarded with the Liebster Bloggers Award. This is such a fun award for us to win because of its meaning. In German Liebster means dearest, beloved or favorite.

We were awarded with this honor by Sandy Moss from Cedarberrty, who tells us that as part of the tradition it is passed along to 5 bloggers that have motivated and inspired. Sandy is quite the inspiration herself with the way she is able to capture the garden with her amazing photography.

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

I gladly pass this award onto the following blogs and give them each 5 stars for the inspiration they have given to me!

Gardening With Nature  ~ Dorothy Borders and her timeless photography of her natural native garden *****

In A Jam ~ Sydney Rubin and some very lovely canning techniques and recipes *****

HENSRULE  ~ Dorothy for her love of books, chickens, food, friends *****

Woman In The Garden  ~ Andrea and her most beautiful garden and photography ******

Brown Envelope Seeds  ~ Madeline McKeever all the way from Skibbereen, Ireland growing Irish Organic Vegetable Seeds ***** 

Thank You and Happy Gardening!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Seed Traders For Future Generations

What better way to help spread diversity than good old fashion seed swapping. But then, not with just any garden seed either. We are trading and passing on heirloom seeds, cuttings, roots and everything organic and non-gmo. By preserving and passing on heirlooms, a wide diversity of seeds and plants will leave more varieties for generations to come.

I've already found myself lost in love with many varieties shared by some new garden friends. Some of the special seeds and plants have long lost the original name of variety. But for some reason you don't forget the name of that special person that shared them with you. I'm watering and caring for plants with a deeper meaning now. Lilies have become known as Cindy's Lilies. Grown with love from her garden. It's a beautiful thing to share your garden in many more ways than one. I heard a quote once that it is like a living scrapbook for family and friends.

The Glory of the Garden
There's not a pair of legs so thin, there's not a head so thick,
There's not a hand so weak and white, nor yet a heart so sick.
But it can find some needful job that's crying to be done,
For the Glory of the Garden glorifieth every one.
Then seek your job with thankfulness and work till further orders,
If it's only netting strawberries or killing slugs on borders;
And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden,
You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden.
Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees
That half a proper gardener's work is done upon his knees,
So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray
For the Glory of the Garden, that it may not pass away!
And the Glory of the Garden it shall never pass away!
Rudyard Kipling, 1911, The glory of the Garden

If you love to garden and are interested in helping protect diversity and heirlooms for future generations, We would love to have you join us at Seed Traders For Future Generations.

Whether you are a new gardener just getting started with not much to trade, I'm sure someone would love to help you get started. As well you will find lots of folks willing to help you with tips and tricks for getting your garden growing.

 Happy Gardening!

  In Honor of Heirloom Seeds
Behold the lowly heirloom seed
The kind that Grandma sowed
When she had many mouths to feed
And many rows to hoe.
Behold the lowly heirloom seed
It's open pollinated
A remedy for corporate greed
Not copyrighted nor litigated
Behold the lowly heirloom seed
No GM labels here
It's DNA has been codified
By The Heavenly Bio-Engineer.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

TSG Heirloom Tomato Plants Ready For Sale


This is our first year with the little greenhouse and I was able to do up enough extra Heirlooms to sell this season. Last year I had so many requests for them, so I was aiming to please this thyme. 

Although we have experimented with many different varieties over the years, we've managed to narrow it down to the best of the best for our area. All of our heirlooms are from seed saved from the healthiest plants and best tomatoes. The great thing about getting your heirloom plants locally is that the seed is which they have been grown has already been acclimated to your area, climate and soil.

Roman Stripe Sausage Tomato

Several of the tomatoes that we grow are chosen by qualities geared towards cooking. The Roman Stripe is a sausage type of paste tomato that fills the sauce pot quickly because of the meaty flesh. They are full of rich and delicious flavor.that make them great for salsa as well. 

Gilbertie Paste Heirloom Tomato

One of the things that we do is to make sure the seed saved is from the largest fruit. The Gilbertie Paste gave me a little trouble at first because of the inconsistency in fruits size on some of the plants. Some of the plants were packed full more of a roma type, smaller size, while a few others demonstrated long sausage type traits that we were looking for in a paste tomatoes. That is the seed saved from these!! This is a very sweet tasting paste tomato for putting by. Just look how pretty!

Purple Calabash Heirloom

We will never quit growing the Purple Calabash! This is a Southern Tomato!!It holds up to the heat and the drought better than any tomato available. It is not a paste, but the sweetest and juiciest heirloom we grow. It will still continue making tomatoes for you well after all the others are finished. It is a deep purple fleshed heirloom that was brought to the southern plantations by the slaves carried into our regions on huge ships.

The other three varieties that were chosen to grow in our gardens as heavy producers this spring are the German Lunchbox, which is a small juicy tomato that is very hardy. Also for a cherry tomato we have chosen the Riesentraube, and the Homestead as a our great slicer. Of course all of our garden is chemical free and no gmo!

Contact me at the following email if you wish to get your heirloom plants and for more details  on pricing. This is for local residents only and available for only as long as they last.

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Happy Gardening!