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.

    (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Who doesn’t love a good sweet bell pepper? They’re great in just about everything whether raw or cooked. They also . . .
    (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Good golly, Miss Molly! Whatcha got growing there? Sure looks good. Well, it ought to. It’s an heirloom from way . . .
    Ok, you are in for a real treat when you get your first glimpse of dinosaur gourd plants. The Lagenaria family to which they belong . . .
(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Growing heirloom plants is not only a great way to preserve a little history but ensures your bounty will be . . .
(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Varieties of squash have been grown since ancient times, with earliest types being much smaller and far more bitter than . . .
Looking for an old but new again, unique heirloom that is not only decorative, but absolutely delicious? Look no farther than the Rat-Tail radish plant. . . .
It’s dark, it’s mysterious and it’s oh so sweet. What would I be referring to? An heirloom corn that’s a must have for the garden. . . .
Oh me, oh my. Do you smell something intoxicating in the air? Whatever could it be? It’s the night-scented tobacco plant, otherwise known as woodland . . .
Chiogga beets are heirloom vegetables with a tender texture and a mild flavor. They not only provide rich history but are quite attractive. A great . . .
Summer wouldn’t be complete without the traditional bumper crop of summer squash, such as zucchini. The Black Beauty zucchini plant is a heavy producer with . . .
If you are particularly accident prone, like me, you might want to avoid bright colored staining vegetables like beets (Beta vulgaris). That pinkish-red never comes out. . . .
Gold Rush lettuce is a striking loose-leaf lettuce with frilly, bright green leaves. Salad lovers appreciate Gold Rush for its unique texture and mild flavor, . . .
One of the simplest, yet most satisfying, dishes is mashed potatoes – the elementary combination of cooked spuds, butter, milk or cream, and salt and . . .
I admit it. I hate snakes. They creep me out. In a way they are beautiful representations of life’s variety, but they also slither their . . .
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