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.

Turnips are important food sources in many regions. They were even made into Jack-o-lanterns by Irish school children and the source of a popular Grimm’s . . .
When our grandmother pulled out piping hot, heaven scented cinnamon rolls on a Sunday morning, it was war. My siblings and I would scramble and . . .
Derived from the Dutch, ‘affo dyle’ or ‘that which cometh early,’ daffodils are often among the first signs of plant life each spring. While other . . .
If you tend to feel a bit blasé about zucchini, you haven’t tried growing the heirloom variety ‘Caserta.’ There’s a reason why heirloom vegetables are . . .
Although the familiar green veggie grows wild in many parts of the world, historians are unsure about the exact origins of asparagus. However, it is . . .
If you’re looking for beautiful, diverse flowers, you don’t need to look much further than asters. A genus of 180 species, asters come in all . . .
Sometimes we don’t give certain foods a culinary chance and the reason for our aversion can be unjustified. Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a classic example . . .
“My hoe, as it bites the ground, revenges my wrongs and I have less lust to bite my enemies. In smoothing the rough hillocks, I . . .
Olives are everywhere in today’s world, seen chilling on toothpicks in martinis, mixed into salads or scattered onto pizza. And you can find olive oil . . .
Many gardeners claim newer lilacs are superior to old-fashioned lilacs, and it’s true that new cultivars are available in a tremendous variety of colors and . . .
Serious cactus enthusiasts probably recognize the name prickly pear cactus. But did you know there are both edible and medicinal prickly pear historical uses? This . . .
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