- Tomato stalks get some serious girth. Totally not expecting 'tree trunks' from a tomato plant.
- Beneficial insects really will come in and be garden super-heroes if one is patient and waits.
- Hybrid produce will not allow you to produce it true to form again next year, even if you tried.
- Heirlooms have many wonderful qualities, but seed saving is not possible if they cross pollinate or are ridden with disease- and that last bit is throwing a huge wrench in my seed saving plans.
- Bugs are sometimes beautiful. We all love butterflies and buzzing bees, but without this garden I would have missed out on seeing all those colorful, oddly shaped, creepy little buggers eating my plants!
- Blogging is fun.
- Gardeners are wonderful, generous people, and are always willing to teach what they know to others. THANK-YOU!
(P.S.- Reading other people's blogs has become my new past time, those novels are getting pretty dusty on the night stand. There is a search option in the right margin of this blog and it is pretty cool if I don't say so myself, so give it a whirl. Type in "pepper" or "rain" and see where it leads you.....the results will be provided at the top of the page in a number of categories including this blog (not so exciting), links referenced in this blog (which means yours or other's garden blogs), and 'The Web'. I never remember its there and continue to leave this page when looking for more information, DUH!?! Hopefully writing about it here will change that.)