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Our harvest & preparing for winter…


Our harvest! ©copyright2014owpp

Our harvest!
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Today it started to freeze… I had to quickly bring in the last green tomatoes to go on riping indoors & try to protect the plants by wrapping them up with thin plastic sheets.
Without knowing if I was doing the right thing I cut the leaves & put them around the root to keep the heat assuming the plants needed all their energy to stay alive.
As we have many gardeners out there I’d like to ask if I did the right thing or did I weaken them by taking it off & is plastic enough to stop them from freezing as I have no place for the portable greenhouses suggested by other bloggers?
Here are photos of our “garden” & of our seeds drying system 😉

Our "garden" ready (?) for winter ©copyright2014owpp

Our “garden” ready (?) for winter
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Our leek seeds drying system ©copyright2014owpp

Our leek seeds drying system
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Oregano leaves drying too ©copyright2014owpp

Oregano leaves drying too
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And onion seeds...set for next year! ©copyright2014owpp

And onion seeds…set for next year!
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Continuation of “our chick pea experience”


Chick pea flower ©copyright2014owpp

Chick pea flower
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Now that I have my brand new gardening section I have the incentive to share my previous attempts at it.
This is the continuation of our chick pea experience which you can check here…
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/our-chick-peas-experience/ we managed to grow one chick pea out of the whole plant which is a far cry from proper gardening (let’s put it this way, it won’t feed the family!) but that one was just as exciting as the pepper we discovered two days ago 🙂
If anybody had a successful try at it, I’d be more than happy to take the advice!
I took photos of the maturation process, just scroll down…
Have a relaxing weekend 🙂

Our chick pea is out!! ©copyright2014owpp

Our chick pea is out!!
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Letting it mature... ©copyright2014owpp

Letting it mature…
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Cracking it open ©copyright2014owpp

Cracking it open
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Dangling by a thread ©copyright2014owpp

Dangling by a thread
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Trying out indoor-veg-art :) ©copyright2014owpp

Trying out indoor-veg-art 🙂
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I am inaugurating my new Gardening category with my pepper success story!


MY paprika! ©copyright2014owpp

MY paprika!
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Today I had a huge surprise in store…
I went to water the pepper plant I grew from a seed and saw a tiny all organic pepper growing! (the photo makes it look bigger ;))
I had taken the seed from a fresh pepper.
Well, we all got so excited I quickly took photos and planned to post it but then realized I was having more posts on gardening without having a category for it so, I got down to work. (I tend to forget from one category to another how to show it on my Menu…I still don’t know how I succeeded today that’s how good I’m at technology ;))
I went on You tube and tried a few videos that didn’t help (go figure!) then managed it on my own.
There’s a lot of patience involved in the blogging field!
The first shoots came out around October 2013 it produced a lot of flowers which I thought would come to fruition but didn’t… and just when I had given up on gardening for “real” it popped out!
With such a boost I decided it was high time to take my passion and hobby a step further.
I then placed my other “planting experiences” on the new category.
Forgive my inexperience as I’m a complete novice at serious gardening.
Last October I took any seed I had in the kitchen, put it in a plastic box on a wet tissue and waited…
A lot of mishaps have made me a lot smarter.
I hope you’ll enjoy this journey as much as I do!
I’m including bellow the photos of our pepper’s growth process 🙂

Tiny shoots! ©copyright2014owpp

Tiny shoots!
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First flowers popping... ©copyright2014owpp

First flowers popping…
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Without much result... ©copyright2014owpp

Without much result…
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Then, oh happy miracle! ©copyright2014owpp

Then, oh happy miracle!
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And another! ©copyright2014owpp

And another!
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Our fruitful small plant ©copyright2014owpp

Our fruitful small plant
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