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Lets Talk about Saving seeds

Lets Talk about Saving seeds

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There are so many reasons why you and I want to save seeds. From the mundane to the profound. Saving seeds gives you the opportunity to create you own strain or variety of Mum. it lets you share in the Bounty of the surplus our garden gives us in so many new ways. That ripe Juicy tomato that you picked from the tomato plant that sprouted in your compost bed. To the Watermelon that Grew out from under the deck probably planted buy the Games played last 4th of July during the Cook out. And grandma’s mums she so lovingly doted and plants every year.

Saving seeds is easy. Most of the time all you have to do is go out and pick the mature seeds from the mums when the flowers wilt dry and droop. taking you time and selecting several dry flowers will provide large amounts of seeds. Seeds you can take home and store until it is time to plant again next season.

Some times saving seeds is not as simple. Tomato seeds can just be saved from the juicy tomato you sliced for your BLT. But doing it properly can increase your success rate. instead of me telling you how to do it and making this a very long post I will just link to a wonderful outline on Permaculture News Saving Tomato Seeds. Go check them out to get the Skinny on how to save Tomato Seeds.

Other times you will find opportunity’s as you take your daily walk. At the End of Mt Vernon Ave in my Home town is a wonderful display of Flowers. Installed and taken care of by a local garden club. This year they had the most Beautiful Zinnia’s Sky Blue and Large Flowers. I noticed Sunday that the flower heads had dried and were ready to drop seeds so I stopped and picked a nice large Seed head. I plan to add them to my flowers next year and I may go back for more. Zinnia and Mums are both very easy Seeds to harvest.

Zinna Blue

Don’t forget to save a few of your Best Performing Vegetable’s to save seeds from. they will be the ones that will be the Best for your garden aria next year and soon you will have your own variety of Tomato, Potato, Cucumber, Mum, and on and on that give you the best produce and flowers for your Garden.

And the best Part they will be yours you will be able to save money and pass them on to your Family.

The Creek Road Podcast Episode 034 Bugs Dijor

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The Creek Road Podcast Episode 034 Bugs Dijor

Welcome Frinds to Episode 034 of The Creek Road Podcast This Week we speak of

This Week In West Virginia

Product Review Tramontina Cast Iron Enameled Dutch Oven.
Enameled cast iron cookware is not as common in the US. As it is in other parts of the world. Enameling cast iron is a way to protect the cookware from corrosion or chemical processes. Improve the look or decorate the cookware.

Eating Bugs
“According to Grub, online purveyors of freeze-dried insects for culinary purposes, 80% of the world’s nations eat insects as a part of their diet. They can be farmed in a much smaller space than large livestock, and require a substantially lower quantity of water and feed to rear to adult size” Quoted From MSN This is why we should be eating insects

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Tramontina Enamel Dutch Oven Product Review

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Tramontina Enamel Dutch Oven Product Review.

Today I want to tell you about the Tramontina 5.5 Qt Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. No home cooking arsenal is complete without a dutch oven. And I love all things cast iron. Cast iron cookware in my opinion is the best choice for everything. With a watchful eye at auctions, flea markets, yard sales, you can buy the best longest lasting cookware. It’s not uncommon to pass your cast iron cookware down to your children. Continue reading

Free E-Book Simple Truth About Raising Chickens

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Free E-Book Simple Truth About Raising Chickens

Welcome Friends I just Couldn’t Stay Away

        I have been working Hard at making The Creek Road Podcast Better and more interesting. This working Vacation has been more work than I expected LOL. I have been working with Beth Author of the Raising Chickens Blog Posts #1-4. We compiled The Free E-Book “Simple Truth About Raising Chickens”. And Want to Give this Free E-Book to Everyone, So come And Learn the Simple Truth’s About Raising Chickens. Less Money than you think you need, More Fun than you Can Imagine, And the Best Tasting Eggs you ever Had.

        We Hope you Enjoy The E-Book But If not. I Guarantee that I will Return 100% of your Money No Questions Asked. You don’t Even Have to Return the Free E-Book Simple Truth About Keeping Chickens. Keep it As Our Gift. :-]

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Healthy living Dealing With Heel Pain

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Healthy living Dealing With Heel Pain

Dealing with Heel Pain. I have Heal Pain. When it is acting up it keeps me from my walking exercises. It has forced me to leave my 2nd job at Advanced Auto Parts. If you have experienced it you know what I am talking about. When you get up from a resting position it hurts. And getting up during the night or in the morning can be excruciating. This is a condition called “Plantar Fasciitis” In my case once I found a treatment it was easy and immediate relief from the pain. Continue reading

Gardening Tips Catching Rain Water

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Gardening Tips Catching Rain Water

Every year the spring rains come and turn everyone’s yards into Muddy Messes. Every one Curses the spring rains for the mess they create. I look at them like a shower after a long hard day. Renewed life the clean smell, the songs of the birds and the twitter of the tree frogs after a spring rain are enough of a comparison to how I feel after a shower to be dismissed. Our grandparents looked at the spring rains as a chance to fill the ponds recharge the wells and top off the cisterns. Continue reading

Frugal Living The Frugal Secret!

The Frugal Secret

The Frugal Secret!

Nanny didn’t waste money but she wasn’t afraid to Spend it Either. she would Spend money on Big hams. Or that Huge Turkey. She knew The Frugal Secret!  Nanny was born during the years leading to the great depression. She had seen her fair share of hard times. It showed in how she cooked. She was an old time cook. The classic home maker that can walk into a bare kitchen and perform some kind of grandmother Voodoo that created a dinner from empty refrigerator and bare pantry shelves. I can’t count the number of times I came home to what I thought was an empty refrigerator complaining that there was nothing to eat!  Only to set down to a dinner table flush with Beans and Cornbread or Buttered Potatoes, Green Beans and Ham slices. This is a Skill that is Quickly disappearing in todays McMicrowave world. Join me as I tell you of The Frugal Secret! Continue reading

Slow Cooker SoFrit Chicken Gizzards

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SoFrit Chicken Gizzards & Harts in Tomato Pepper sauce

Have I got a Treat Of a recipe for your Crock Pot today. Slow Cooker Sofrit “Chicken Gizzards & Harts In a Tomato Pepper Sauce”. I went to the Google’s to see what the Italian translation for Chicken Gizzards was and found out that my conglomeration was a recipe. I had never heard of SoFrit. Oh By the Way the Italian Translation for Chicken Gizzards is “Ventriglio Di Pollo”. Olives-N-Okra Talk about Sofrit, or Chicken Gizzards & Hearts in Hot Sauce being and old Italian dish common in Rhode Island. My ingredients are so close that I am calling my dish SoFrit. Instead of Ventriglio Di Pollo or Italian Chicken Gizzards.
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Frugal Living Oil Lamp Wick Maintenance

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Frugal Living Oil Lamp Wick Maintenance

Growing up we had Oil lamps in the home in case the electric went out. These Effective and inexpensive forms of Light worked wonderfully keeping the Boogie Man away.  I would say that if you went from home to home in my part of the world as a child. You would find that almost everyone had the same oil lamps. They were as common as soup beans and fried taters. Continue reading

The Creek Road Podcast Episode 031 Memories

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Welcome Friends To Episode 031 Memories Of The Creek Road Podcast

This Week on The Creek Road Podcast We Speak of

This Week In West Virginia

Beautiful Warm Weather, The Song of the Red Wing Black Bird, 70 Degree Days Continue reading