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I am a full-time mother of three boys (5 1/2 years old, 3 3/4 years old and 2 years old) and one girl (4 months). The kids love to get out in the yard with me, and my oldest really enjoys grubbing around in the soil in the spring and picking tomatoes in the summer! Believe it or not, our little dachshund likes to go and pick ripe tomatoes off the vine, too. My oldest two have been tending their own plants these past two years and both have won prizes in the local harvest festival (the oldest a first place for hot peppers in 2004 and a third for sunflowers in 2005 and the second oldest a second for sunflowers in 2005). This year they are planning a "dragon garden" with all sorts of dragon plants and vegetables.
I am interested in heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers, preferably pre-1840. I am particularly interested in varieties that have been grown in or around Knox County, Ohio. In this pursuit, I have been grateful for the very scholarly yet supremely readable work of William Woys Weaver. I was fortunate to be able to meet W3 and visit his garden at Roughwood this past summer - what a treat!
I live in: United States
My zone is: z5 Knox Co.OH
My favorite forum 1 is Seed Exchange.
My favorite forum 2 is Heirloom Plants & Gardens.
First registered on January 18, 2003 .