You know you are an organic gardener when...

alabamanicole(7b)July 13, 2010

... your afternoon gardening chore was putting pantyhose on all the butternut squash.

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

.... you sort road apples by size and age.

.... the word lasagna doesn't make your mouth water.

.... green isn't a color.

.... you know the difference between a dibble and a dither.

Al

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 6:06PM
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hoodat

You take the family for a day at the beach and spend all your time gathering bags of kelp.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 7:28PM
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gjcore

You know you're an organic gardener when you check this forum most days :-)

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 11:50PM
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mister_potato_head(VT 5a)

You know you're an organic gardener when you walk behind a horse holding a pail and shovel. True....

    Bookmark   July 18, 2010 at 4:44PM
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praxxus55712(5a)

You can read all these comments and relate to them. :)

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 12:19AM
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chere(7)

You know you're an organic gardener when you cry and shake your head because your neighbor is burning their fall leaves.

You know you're an organic gardener when you battle cry is don't throw something away composed it and people roll their eyes at you.

You know you're an organic gardener when you go to Starbucks for the coffee ground instead of the coffee.

You know you're an organic gardener when you do a happy dance because you found bags of leaves at the side of the road.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2010 at 7:52PM
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pnbrown

when losing a crop to bugs is nothing to get worked up about.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 8:21AM
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stargazer943(8bTX)

When your kids ask your mom at a family function, "Where do I throw this watermelon?" and she replies "Duh, the trash." And he looks at me to make sure. We call our compost pile at home Captain Compost. "Take this out to Captain Compost." is a daily chore for them. :-)

    Bookmark   July 29, 2010 at 8:52PM
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hoodat

You find yourself apologizing to a worm for acidentally digging it up (and carefully return it to the soil)

    Bookmark   July 31, 2010 at 11:29AM
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todds_sweetpea(z5 UT)

Ha ha to Hoodat, I totally do that!

... you bring a garbage bag full of stinging nettle home from vacation
... you take a picture of the garbage cans on the pier `in Seattle: "Trash" "Recycle" and "Compost"
... you ask your family members to save their egg shells, coffee grounds, fish tank water, and gerbil cage cleanings for you.
... you have worms living in your house somewhere.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2010 at 2:34PM
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hoodat

Last time I tried to raise worms I ended up with them living in the house EVERYWHERE (except the worm bin.)

    Bookmark   July 31, 2010 at 4:10PM
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marylandmojo(zone 7--Md.)

...you're out of compost and/or manure and you spend half the day shoveling and hauling well-rotted manure in your pickup truck from a well-known and well-regarded source, without the thought of chemical fertilizer ever crossing your mind.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2010 at 1:27AM
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hoodat

You consider the wasps in your garden as allies instead of something to panic about.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2010 at 5:52AM
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alabamanicole(7b)

You reward the birds for eating your tomatoes by giving them a bird bath.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2010 at 10:07AM
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novice_2009(zone 6b)

You pull up all your beloved veggies started from seed , completely infested with bugs and dx, rather than use any pesticide.
Others think you are crazy- " Just put sevin dust on it."
If I here this one more time I will go crazy.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2010 at 2:31PM
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posyplanter

When you handpick squash bugs that are dying anyway after spraying with pepper spray, so that you can compost them.....

    Bookmark   August 3, 2010 at 9:58PM
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pnbrown

You find that even rats get tired of tomatoes.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 7:29AM
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rachelbh

...you had crocs before they became a fashion trend

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 3:29PM
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dogwind(Z8a TX)

...you spend time on vacation trying to locate cheap sources of corn meal

...you get excited about locating a 50# bag of soybean meal for $12.50

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 12:21AM
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mister_potato_head(VT 5a)

Your idea of "green tea" is different from anyone else.
You still pick stinging nettle when wearing short pants.
Cleaning out the refrigerator is a happy chore.
You don't mind the smell when the local dairy farmer spreads 'liquid gold'.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 12:29PM
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hoodat

You spend more time talking about poop than a third grade boy.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2010 at 2:01AM
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carolynbinder

Your chicken poop is as prized as the eggs.

Your dogs prefer figs and tomatoes over storebought treats.

You have more veggies on your kitchen counter than kitchen tools.

Your guest room serves as a drying room for garlic.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cowlick Cottage Farm

    Bookmark   August 8, 2010 at 10:57AM
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