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.

I must confess to being a fan of cucurbits. Melons, squash and gourds come in such a variety of sizes, shapes, textures and colors; they . . .
If you love peppers as much as most people do, then you’ve got to try your hand at growing a Hungarian tomato pepper. This heirloom pepper . . .
There is not much in this world more rapturous than biting into a cold slice of juicy melon, and cantaloupe happens to be one of my . . .
Amaranth (Amaranthus) is a large plant family consisting of more than 60 species – all stately annual plants with wide leaves and impressive red, purple . . .
There is something very exotic, and yet adorably cute, about Turkish Orange eggplants (Solanum integrifolium). The chubby little fruits are also confusingly referred to as . . .
You are in for a real surprise when you grow Red Malabar spinach plant (Basella alba ‘Rubra’). The vibrant reddish-purple stems are the real standouts, . . .
You ever wonder about cotton? It is literally the natural thread that runs through our daily lives, a continuum that touches us multiple times a . . .
There’s a good reason why purple podded yard beans are often known as snake beans. This heirloom vegetable plant produces beans that can reach surprising . . .
Small space gardeners will love Tom Thumb heirloom peas. The vines grow only 6 to 8 inches and they are hardy down to 20 degrees . . .
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 . . .
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