... your afternoon gardening chore was putting pantyhose on all the butternut squash.
.... 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.
You take the family for a day at the beach and spend all your time gathering bags of kelp.
You know you're an organic gardener when you check this forum most days :-)
You know you're an organic gardener when you walk behind a horse holding a pail and shovel. True....
You can read all these comments and relate to them. :)
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.
when losing a crop to bugs is nothing to get worked up about.
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. :-)
You find yourself apologizing to a worm for acidentally digging it up (and carefully return it to the soil)
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.
Last time I tried to raise worms I ended up with them living in the house EVERYWHERE (except the worm bin.)
...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.
You consider the wasps in your garden as allies instead of something to panic about.
You reward the birds for eating your tomatoes by giving them a bird bath.
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.
When you handpick squash bugs that are dying anyway after spraying with pepper spray, so that you can compost them.....
You find that even rats get tired of tomatoes.
...you had crocs before they became a fashion trend
...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
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'.
You spend more time talking about poop than a third grade boy.
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