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.

    Although many know it as heirloom mizuna lettuce, mizuna is actually a type of Japanese mustard green. Mizuna mustard greens, which have a milder flavor . . .
    I remember sneaking about my grandmother’s garden as a little girl, awed and amazed by the variety of fruits and vegetables she and my grandpa . . .
    Looking at the produce section of the supermarket, you’d think there’s only one kind of carrot: long, orange, and perfectly tapered. I guess there are . . .
Some flowers are so finicky. They need just the right amount of sun, perfect temperatures and additional nutrients. There is a flower, an heirloom wildflower . . .
Here’s a runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus) that will change the face of your garden. Scarlet runner bean plants are planted as often for the beauty . . .
Tobacco has a bad rap in modern society due to its links to emphysema and cancer as well as other health effects. But tobacco was . . .
I’ve been growing leeks for a few years now with some degree of success. My leeks may not be the largest, but they are tasty . . .
Tamarillo trees, also known as tamarillo tree tomatoes, are small, subtropical trees that thrive where climates where temperatures are consistently above 50 F. (10 C.). . . .
A wise man once said there are more varieties of tomatoes than there are stars in the sky….Okay, no one ever said that, but sometimes . . .
Carrots seem to be the one vegetable that are accepted by pretty much everyone, including me. These sweet root veggies tempt the pickiest child and . . .
(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Okay, so maybe it’s not a plant for everyone, but here in the South, there’s nothing like it. What pray . . .
(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) So if you’re anything like me, something of the unusual sort in the garden is on your must-plant list. Well, . . .
The name alone, Dragon Tongue bean plant, makes me want to grow these babies, but if that doesn’t entice you to grow them, then maybe . . .
(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 . . .
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