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VEGGIE GARDEN REPORT MAY 11, 2014   Leave a comment


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It looks like I lost the radishes. I went through the whole pot and not a single ‘growth’. I brought the squash pot in and thinned it out just as I did the string beans and peas.

I am hoping the string beans will grow bigger but even if they don’t I will put them in some recipe. I am giving them another week or two. If you look closer in the middle of the peas picture you will see some forming. I had always peas grew on a vine but obviously there are different kind of peas that grow different ways. There were a lot of ‘brown strings’ that I cut out giving the remaining stems room to breathe.

I know the pot for the squash is pretty small so I may have to ‘thin’ it out more but I am hoping to see some growth.

By the way the picture of the gladiolas in my Mother’s Day post are the ones I grew in a pot but of the bulbs this is the only one that has produced so far–I’m waiting for the others! I think Mother Nature decided this one would grow to salute all mothers!!


Posted May 11, 2014 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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It has been a little over 3 weeks since I bought 4 packets of seeds at The Dollar Tree, brought them home and planted them. I really didn’t know if the radishes, squash, peas and string beans would grow enough to produce anything but I would be happy with greens!!! They might possibly also become attractive vines since I vaguely remember peas or beans make a vine.


I was sort of taken aback with in just 2-3 days I shoots sprouting in the pots! I have kept the radishes on the sill in the apartment and the other 3 out on the walkway. I do know I should probably ’thin’ out the plants but I haven’t the slightest idea how to start do that!

The peas and string beans really seem to be growing but the radishes and squash I am not too sure of–in any case I am keeping them all out on the walkway and will keep you up to date!



Posted April 20, 2014 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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I can blame (or credit?) Anacoana for all the Romaine I have growing in my apartment–wherever you look you will find a bowl with leaves popping up! Plus now I have an onion growing in one! At the moment I have 12 heads of Romaine growing–oh will I have a great Caesar Salad!!!!

So far all I am getting from my turnip and beet plants are great leaves–might add chopped beet leaves to a salad to give it color.

I do love to see things grow!


There are a couple of blogs that I want to post but I have limited myself to one post a day on all the varied blog webs I go to plus the amount of time I will spend on the Internet. There is the “Spamalot” show we saw yesterday–redoing the review on Cafe Vico with more pictures of what we have been eating working our way down the list without a single bad dish yet–also tried a new Mexican franchise restaurant called the Salsa Fiesta Grill–seems we now have a Mexican restaurant on every corner in Fort Lauderdale!!

The important thing to me is that I am almost finished writing the first manuscript of my probably last book, “7 DECADES SERIES”–I have about 3 chapters to go mostly summarising the last 8 years. After that the hard work starts–the part I ‘hate’ which is rewriting but it might be a little more fun this time as I will be adding the X-rated parts plus a few of my encounters with celebrities not spoken about before.


Last, but not least, I am vowing once again NOT to read or respond to Right Wing blogs, especially at 2 web sites. Some are just irresistible with ludicrous subject lines. They are not interested in discussions but only hearing from like minded people! I am far from being a masochist and this people only know  to insult ANYONE who thinks in any way differently then they do. Some sites have blocking and I am glad so many have blocked me!! LOL Other sites just have these obscene, ridiculous subject lines showing that you go to read it just to see if they really believe what they are posting! And I fall for the trap one too many times. NO MORE!!!!


While I am talking about political subjects I was wondering today how many hypocrites will come out and be sympathetic to George Zimmerman IF he should be killed after ranting and raving against him because of the verdict. Along those lines I have NEVER said whether I feel he is guilty or not and yet some people presume they know how I feel. The only thing I have said about the verdict was that the prosecution handed the verdict to the defense!

Still political when, if ever, will the IRS ever get after churches/religions that are NOT separating religion from government. Big piece in today’s paper about how a  church group down here is teaching classes in how to run for public office!

Last thing–I still can’t get over this and have posted it a few times–have you read/heard about the Republican Virginian candidate for Governor who want to outlaw ALL oral and anal sex by ALL sexes?!?!?!?  I thought Republicans wanted less government in our lives! LOL

By the way if you really need a laugh go to the facebook page Douche Spotter– these are really laugh out loud pictures!!!


Okay time to get back to the tough, time taking business of deleting hundreds of blogs and then working on the next to last chapter  of “7 DECADES” to post Tuesday.



Posted July 21, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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For those who may not know—where have you been?–at the beginning of March I bought packets of flower and veggie seeds at the Dollar Tree store–4 packets for a $1 and here we are on the 28th of April.

The marigolds are growing like crazy and in the rear on the left is a miniature sunflower–the rectangle flower pot in front of that are the beets but so far nothing has happened and I am not sure about pulling a couple of the leaves up– same things with the turnips which are in the round bowl in the center. Anybody have any idea as to when beets or turnips are ‘ready’? In any case I’ll give them a couple of more weeks and then pull a few out of both.

Meanwhile would anybody like some marigolds???

Posted April 28, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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