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.

    Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) have a long history. In fact, you may not know it, but at one time the scrumptious fruit (yes, fruit) was frowned . . .
    (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Ahh, the zippy taste of onions…they’re found in nearly every recipe and great additions to salads and sandwiches. There are . . .
    Besides apple pie and the bald eagle, there is nothing quite as fundamentally American as the watermelon. For our household of two, a full size . . .
I love pickles, sweet or sour, and make no distinction between the two. They are equally welcome in my gaping jaw. Although pickling may sound . . .
Golden Hubbard squash is an attractive winter squash with a tear-drop shape and a deep orange-red or golden-red shell. The innards of this squash are . . .
One of the most prolific plants in my garden is the Lemon Drop tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). This beauty is a sport from Snow White cherry . . .
Did you know that lettuce (Latuca sativa) has been cultivated since 500 BC? That’s right. This veggie appeared at royal tables of Persian kings about 550 . . .
Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) is a fascinating plant with flowers that fill the air with sweet perfume, and plenty of “oohs and aahs” too. The . . .
Often we are gardening towards a purpose, maybe for cheaper or organically grown food. Perhaps we garden to shade our homes or to shield ourselves . . .
Once the season is coming to a close, you can spend your winter dreaming up next season’s garden possibilities and drooling over seed catalogues. Heirloom . . .
While you may be well versed in growing, or eating, watermelons, there’s a few heirlooms out there that you may not have ever heard of. . . .
If you love salsa verde, traditional red salsas milder counterpart, maybe it’s time you tried growing a green tomatillo plant. Toma Verde heirloom tomatillos are . . .
Small in stature and a great addition to pots, Red Leprechaun lettuce is a red colored romaine and an old-time favorite. While this heirloom plant, . . .
One of the fun things about growing food in your home landscape is the sheer variety of items you can try. Hanging onto the old . . .
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