MLK Quote

MLK Quote

Nature's Inspiration Movie -- Nature's Inspiration Movie: The photographs in this short video are from award-winning photographer, Ken Jenkins, and they are breathtaking. However, this video is much more than beautiful photographs! Peggy Anderson has compiled beautiful quotations from the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, and many others that truly capture the beauty of nature and solitude. Absolute must watch for nature lovers.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I am indeed hoarding and feeling like a rat, squirrel, collecting all sorts of seeds. But then, hehehe.., I better collect, save and hoard seeds as 2012 supposed to be the dooms year. With the world supposedly coming to a halt and thus no food supplies, markets, I need to survive by growing my own food :-). So, here are the seeds that I have collected so far:

Vegetable Seeds
Carrot, Pak-Choi, Rutabaga, Okra, Ridgegourd, Bittergourd, Pumpkin, Kohlrabi, Drumstick, Cherry Radish, Jalapeno, Bean, Beet, White Icicle Radish, Snap Peas, Scallion, and Onion and garlic are already planted.

Herbs, Green-leafy Vegetables
Chives, Cilantro, Lettuce, Oregano, Swiss-Chard, Amaranthus, Kale, Parsley, Spinach, Argula, Fenugreek, Mustard, Cumin, Chikpeas, Lemon-Basil

Fruit trees ordered and already that exists (bought in October)
Chicago Fig, Strawberry, Blueberry, Grape, Black Chokeberry, Lingonberry, Dwarf Banana

Mammoth Sunflower, Alyssum, Dahlia, Lupine, 4 o'clock, Zinnia, Small Sunflower, Cosmos, Black-Eyed, Blanketflower, Carnation, Achillea, Star-glory (Cypress Vine), Milkweed, Roselle Hibiscus, Passion flower, Delphinium-plants, Echinacea-plant

I need to order...well...the list is way too big to put it up here but some definite must that I am going to buy soon will be Neem-plant, gooseberry-plant, dwarf lemon or orange plant and perhaps raspberry plant.

I can't wait for March to come when I get to play with all these seeds and hopefully get to grow lots of flowers, herbs and vegetable plants. As I am already growing some indoor, our house is slowly turning into a jungle, or shall I say "occupy-Boonton," with all the tables, kitchen counter-tops, stools and any empty open top occupied with indoor plants and seedling-pots.


  1. You are very ambitious - that's quite a supply of seeds! I'm looking forward to reading about your garden this season.

  2. Impressive collection! Have fun in spring!

  3. Thank You, Indie. It will be fun and also lots of back-breaking :-S..

  4. Thank You, Debra :-). I hope to do so a lot.

  5. That's a good selection. Will keep you going for some time. You can always save your own seeds from open-pollinated varieties.

  6. It is wonderful to be able to grow/harvest as much of your own food as possible.
    In answer to your question about roses:
    I don't actually know a lot about roses but I grew up in Alaska with wild roses being one of the most prolific wild flowers around when I was a child - I just wanted to grow
    a native rose. The native roses are heartier than hybrids but the flower is pretty basic as roses go. Some people grow them for the rosehip to use for jams or such - they are
    considered to be healthy for you.

  7. Wow, your are growing an impressive list of vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers. You will have so much fun this year in your garden. I have big dreams for my ornamental part of the garden for this year, but small for my herb garden. I would just love to add some of the more unusual herbs and scatter them in my soon to come (hopefully) new rose bed. Have a great week!

  8. Hi Christina, thank you :-). Hopefully, I will be successful and be able to do something. I also have big dream of turning my garden into a small wildlife sanctuary.

    Hi Bakingbarb, thank you for answering that question. I will see if I can find some native, wild roses of NJ.

    Hi Bridget, I try to do. All the pumpkin seeds are from my garden only :-).