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Five Things Friday

New seeds for fall

The five little things that made my week…

1. It’s seed-starting season! About 60 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers going in the ground for fall.

More strawberries coming

2. The strawberries are starting to come back.

Freshly picked kumquats

3. Freshly picked kumquats.


4. Adore this cactus right outside my bedroom window. It’s over two stories tall!

Bags of worm castings

5. Can’t wait to dig into these boxes that my friends at Boogie Brew sent over! For the last couple of weeks, I’ve had bags and bags of worm castings sitting in the garden, and I’ll soon be giving you the lowdown on how I prep a new season of planting.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »