I love cherry tomatoes. I have since I was a little girl and my Uncle Walter grew them in his yard. Whenever we visited in summer he would lead me across his manicured lawn to the back of the house where his cherry tomato plants grew. I ate them like candy savoring every warm juicy [...]
My green thumb came only as a result
of the mistakes I made while learning
to see things from the plant’s point of view.
~H. Fred Dale
As long as I’ve been growing vegetables in our backyard, I will never tire of harvesting beans. Beans, be [...]
is a chance
for you to do your best.
The vegetable garden in July is “payday” for all of our hard work. The temperatures are hot, the soil is warm and the plants are lush with abundant fruit. In my garden crops [...]
Why do potatoes make good detectives?
Because they keep their eyes peeled!
Who doesn’t love healthy, delicious vegetables and fruits fresh from the garden? They’re full of vitamins, antioxidants and other healing compounds our bodies need. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to know those same vitamins and compounds found in fresh vegetables and [...]
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
With the “official” first day of spring merely eleven (!) days off, it’s a good time to plan monthly garden chores. It’s helpful to keep track of progress and record [...]
While I sift through seed packets and sketch out garden plans for the summer garden I am reminded again just how valuable heirloom seeds are. The history and heritage of each is a fascinating look back at gardening in countries all over the world. Seeds were lovingly collected and saved, safely tucked away for the [...]
It seems all at once everything has changed in the indoor garden. A week’s distraction has revealed:
Eggplant leaves that measure 8 inches in length!
The first delicate, white blossoms of peppers.
More okra… I wasn’t even sure it would grow. I’m glad I tried!
Though a bit smaller [...]
A last reminder about the heirloom seed give-away. I’ll be drawing names on December 22 to win free heirloom seeds just for visiting my site. To enter, simply leave a comment or send along an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention heirloom seeds in the subject line. It’s my way of saying “Thanks” for stopping by [...]
“Before the seed there comes the thought of bloom.”
With 2010 seed selections becoming available it’s not too soon to begin planning the summer garden. If you’re considering planting a garden for the first time (or know someone who is and need gift ideas), this list of easy-to grow vegetables will [...]
How timely that the first of the 2010 garden catalogs appeared in the mailbox today. I’ve been busy choosing my favorite heirloom vegetable performers of the year and making final selections of varieties to grow next season. I hope to include a few heirloom flowers and ornamentals as well.
With July’s non-stop rain and August’s cooler [...]