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  1. Kath tweeted about this post- I loved it! I have been gardening for a few years and can definitely say that Google was my best friend for referencing many things about our garden. I also like the look of your blog- have you changed it recently?

    • gracefulfitness

      hi Kelly,
      yes, I did some work on the blog design a few months ago and like it so much better, thanks for noticing!

  2. I love this post! I just started my first garden this year and did everything from seed (except a couple herbs I got from Whoel Foods). So far, everything has germinated and is looking good. I’m so glad for your comment on the garlic; I was curious as to how it would look when ready. Having experience with my grandparents’ beets, I thought they might start to come out of the ground, but going with your instincts sounds much more like me!

  3. Faith, Thanks again for the papa shout out. Having gardened extensively for over forty years, I oft times realize how much more there is too learn. Like this year, many crops are ripening about three weeks early, yet for a longer time span. For instance, we are picking asparagus and strawberries (early crops) at the same time as cherries and even blueberries. A note on the arugula comparison is that the black walnut tree is known to inhibit plants growing around it, usually. Happy hoeing and harvesting to all the brown thumbs out there.

    • gracefulfitness

      I know about the black walnut, which is why I doubted the greens would do anything there, but they seem to love it! Go figure.

  4. jess

    I love this post & all the beautiful photos. Do you have any tips for uploading larger photos onto a wordpress blog? It seems like yours have recently changed in size/quality & they look great! Any suggestions would be appreciated as I’m a new blogger. 🙂

    • gracefulfitness

      Hi Jess, thanks! I use Picasa to edit my pictures and save them at 750 pixels (I don’t shoot in RAW) for horizontals. A few months ago I switched to the Brunelleschi theme and it allows me to set how wide I want my columns. As far as quality, I got a better camera about a year ago and I’m getting more experienced with lighting and editing so I’m glad it shows! Hope that helps a little!

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