Thursday, March 1, 2012

Irish Pride

My Dad always liked to plant potatoes on his birthday in February, a little early but he wanted a "head start" on his neighbors! If you are of Irish decent, there's a certain amount of pride in putting the "eyes" in the ground and watching them sprout. It's more than food, it's satisfaction in knowing you can take care of yourself.

All around America we still have that pioneer spirit in us, Springtime just brings it to the surface!

You have to start somewhere though, a pretty garden like this doesn't just grow on it's own. Now's the time to dig up the plot, start the seeds and in some places of the country set the plants in the ground. First things first, make a trip to your Farmers Co-op for some good advice and inspiration!


To get tomatoes like Aunt B's and Uncle George's...

so you can make this...


you need these!


Farmers Co-op is a little like standing in a "candy store," tempting me to buy a package of each!


Need...


want!

Here's some great ideas to get you started...





Now get busy little birdies!



10 comments:

  1. My Irish grandmother, Eva Belle Ogles, always planted potatoes on St Patrick's Day.
    Those tomatoes make my mouth water, and I love that bird feeder! Thanks for some great ideas.

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    1. Love that name, Eva Belle! Daddy wanted "braggin' rights" so he planted on his birthday every year, Feb.27! Aren't those maters beautiful? Aunt B's lunch that day was delicious!

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  2. I just bought some seeds from our local farm supply store (MFA). My dad and I had a running contest on who had what first and who could grow the most and the biggest veggies. I miss that every year.

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    1. "Braggin' Rights!" Oh, how my Dad loved his garden... almost as much as fishing!

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  3. I got my first water trough garden last year. It grew great tomatoes!

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    1. That looks like a great way to container garden! I love anything that's re-usable year to year. We do a little herb garden in a round wash tub on the deck, love it!

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    1. Can you tell I have garden fever?

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