Tuesday Garden Party #TGP – Garden Inspiration for 10.3.14

Happy Tuesday, Friends! It’s time for another Tuesday Garden Party. I have to be pretty honest – I did next to no gardening last week, and I’m going to pay for that neglect this week. Last week, I went to an amazing conference called ShiftCon – and Eco Blogging Social Media Conference. I heard the most amazing speakers, including Robin O’Brien and Vani Hari (Foodbabe). If you haven’t listened to Robin O’Brien’s Ted Talk, I challenge you to do so! Head over here and spend 20 minutes listening to her message. I first heard it several months ago and can’t even express to you how much it moved me. Listening to her in person was truly inspirational.

I was moved to tears several times because I am a sad sap of a person and came away from this conference completely and totally committed to organic gardening and the revolution that all of us, the people who make the effort to grow our own food, are taking part in. More on this later – as I have so much vitally important information to figure out how to share with you! I hope you are as moved as I was by the information I learned at ShiftCon.

But today, it’s Tuesday Garden Party time… so let’s get started.

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From your host this week, Shelly at Frugal Family Home

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Our garden is quickly fading as the crisp fall weather and the shorter days have started. I had collected some of our sugar snap peas earlier this year, to save for next year. I’ve been collecting beans that have gotten past their prime on our pole and bush bean plants too. I like to save seeds each year from our garden to plant the following year. I guess you might say I’m too cheap to even buy seeds.

I had carefully sorted out the Bush Wax Beans and the Blue Lake Pole beans, so I wouldn’t get their seeds mixed up. But as you can see by the photo above, that really wasn’t a problem at all. The wax bean seeds are black and the pole beans are white. Pretty easy to sort them. 🙂

Now for this week’s featured posts

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Sensible Gardening and Living share about saving seeds. Be sure to check it out if you want to start saving your own seeds too.

Our Stoney Acres had 5 reasons why you should plant a garden. I garden for the same reasons she has listed. Need to convince someone to start gardening? This would be a great place to start.

I love, love, love Little Farmstead’s Country Fall Porch Photos. I really want her front porch. If you missed it last week be sure to take a look. You’ll have porch envy I’m sure.

Growing in His Grace has a nice tutorial about how to dry carrots. I dry our extra carrots for soups in the fall and winter.

Homestead Mania, has a great beginners guide to chopping wood and she even has a video too. I know I chop wood for our woodstove and her tips are great.

Minnie’s Milestones shared Fall Crocus planting in rock and clay tips. We have a few Crocus and I might need to plant a few more in our clay soil and see how they do.

It’s your turn to share what’s happening in your garden,

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  1. Hi Michelle, Thanks to you and your co-hosts for hosting the party. It a clear bright cool morning in PA but rain is on its way. Hope you are have a great day in Iowa. Patti

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