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.

    If you grow your own heirloom tomatoes or have a good farmers market near you, then you know that there is a virtual plethora of . . .
    Who doesn’t love chocolate? Peppers that is. No, these lovely bells aren’t made of chocolate, though that would be nice, but carry the rich deep . . .
    There are no two ways about it; the Strawberry spinach plant (Chenopodium capitatum) is one cool plant! For one thing, the entire plant is edible, . . .
Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate plant (Polygonum orientale), has been an American favorite since the first seeds were planted in Colonial Williamsburg by John Curtis in 1737 – though . . .
The Pacific Northwest had an unusually warm summer this year, with routine temps in the 80’s and into the low 90’s. Because of this, I . . .
You probably haven’t seen, let alone heard of, such a cute little ghostly fruit as the Casper eggplant heirloom variety. But I’m, hopefully, gonna change . . .
If you’re never heard of salsify, you aren’t alone. A cousin to the cunning dandelion, salsify has largely fallen out of favor, although it has . . .
Nothing can be finer than an easy-care plant in the garden and, boys and girls, do I have one for you. It’s not only easy . . .
The beauty of the vegetable garden is a balm to the soul and a helpmate to the pocketbook. There is no better bang for the . . .
Cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies. I love it roasted with garlic and lemon then finished with a light dusting of grated asiago cheese. . . .
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