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    Last Sunday was a beautiful day to work in the garden. I triple hoed my vegetable garden and buried a soak hose in preparation for the upcoming season.
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Burpee's Eggplant Garden Medley is a tasty combination of sweet eggplants.

Thanks, Mom

I have been searching for eggplant seeds. There are eggplant seeds to be found in Fort Wayne, but I have been looking for the Burpee's eggplant mixed seed pack.

Last year I found this mix of Applegreen, Rosa Bianca, Millionaire Hybrid and Snowy Hybrid at Lowe's. I loved the fruit these plants produced, so I wanted to buy it again this year. I looked and looked, but didn't see it.

Last weekend I went home to visit my parents, and my mother gave me the seed pack I have been looking for. The Lowe's in Perrysburg, Ohio, had just gotten them in. It is the best gift ever, and I immediately planted them. Now I have to wait and see what happens.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)