Saving expired seeds, old sponges

"Mom, your frugality is showing."

It's still a little strange to this Midwesterner to be planting a garden in fall, but it has become a ritual that I look forward to. Pulling out the dead summer plants, while trying to keep the basil and mint alive as long as possible.⁠

And when the weather changes in just that way that tells me it’s time to garden (late February and mid September, usual…

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