Throw Back Thursdays

Get a blast from the past in our version of #tbt. Take a journey in time with interesting factoids and history of our hand-picked heirloom plants and vegetables. Who knows, we may even throw in an old tool or two as well.

The Gete Okosomin squash has two very interesting stories. One of them is true. The other isn’t, and that’s the one that’s made it famous. . . .
Oleander has been called a “deadly beauty,” admired for its fragrant blossoms of red, yellow, coral, pink and white, but feared for its less desirable . . .
Gardening is one of the oldest human practices. For not much less time than we’ve existed, we’ve been growing our own food. That means there’s . . .
Weather lore is an ancient tradition, mostly replaced today with modern, scientific weather forecasting and prediction. While the traditional sayings— “red sky at night, sailor’s . . .
Turnips are important food sources in many regions. They were even made into Jack-o-lanterns by Irish school children and the source of a popular Grimm’s . . .
When our grandmother pulled out piping hot, heaven scented cinnamon rolls on a Sunday morning, it was war. My siblings and I would scramble and . . .
Derived from the Dutch, ‘affo dyle’ or ‘that which cometh early,’ daffodils are often among the first signs of plant life each spring. While other . . .
If you tend to feel a bit blasé about zucchini, you haven’t tried growing the heirloom variety ‘Caserta.’ There’s a reason why heirloom vegetables are . . .
Although the familiar green veggie grows wild in many parts of the world, historians are unsure about the exact origins of asparagus. However, it is . . .
If you’re looking for beautiful, diverse flowers, you don’t need to look much further than asters. A genus of 180 species, asters come in all . . .
Sometimes we don’t give certain foods a culinary chance and the reason for our aversion can be unjustified. Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a classic example . . .
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