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Five Things Friday

A well organized seed bin

The five little things that made my week…

1. I love a well-organized seed bin! Currently down to 190 seed varieties after sorting and tossing the older packets. (Click here for my guide on figuring out the shelf life of your seeds.)

Fall feijoa harvest

2. Fall harvest of feijoas (from this week, anyway!) that’s making the house smell deliciously good. It’s a soft, sweet floral scent that just stops you in your tracks. I’ve managed to can or give away three-quarters of that fruit so far, and the rest will be frozen for next summer’s smoothies.

Banana harvest

3. We’ve been making a weekly feijoa-banana bread but can barely keep up with the fruit harvest. Between those feijoas and these bananas, our freezer is bursting at the seams.

A plethora of canning jars

4. By the time this month is over, I’m going to be swimming in jam, jelly, chutney, and pickles.

Baby's first Christmas hat

5. The weather’s still lingering in the 70s, but we’re shooting our family Christmas card this weekend and somebody is going to look super cute in this! (Hint: It won’t be the hubby or me.)

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 โ€” all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more ยป

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    Vera Greutink
    November 23, 2016 at 5:04 am

    I envy you being able to grow all these fruits! I’m thinking about trying feijoas but it is a pretty big gamble here in the Netherlands…

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    • Linda Ly of Garden Betty
      Linda Ly of Garden Betty
      December 3, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Feijoas are excellent container plants and they’re self-pollinating as well. All the flowers in spring are delightful!

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    Gemma Evans
    November 20, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Such a neat seed tin, I really should sort mine out! Love that little hat ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Linda Ly of Garden Betty
      Linda Ly of Garden Betty
      December 3, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Seed sorting is a great rainy day activity. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Silly Little Sheep
    November 19, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Your harvest looks fantastic!! And I bet the Christmas picture will look great, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Linda Ly of Garden Betty
      Linda Ly of Garden Betty
      December 3, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      Stay tuned for our Christmas picture. ๐Ÿ™‚

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