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 like food that is spiced so hot your eyes water, ears sweat and tongue is on fire, the Scorpion pepper is for you. . . .
    If you have ever been stung by a stinging nettle, you are not likely to forget the experience. Stinging nettle has fine, hair-like, hollow spines . . .
    The balsam plant (Impatiens balsamina), also known as touch-me-not, garden balsam, and jumping Betty, is an annual flower related to impatiens. Like impatiens, they grow . . .
“Though the chamomile, the more it is trodden on, the faster it grows, so youth, the more it is wasted, the sooner it wears.” William . . .
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is one of my favorite herbs. For most of us, our usefulness for basil doesn’t extend much beyond the kitchen, so you . . .
From the humble bell to the outrageously hot ghost, peppers come in an exciting and wide range of colors, shapes, and, of course, heat. If . . .
For centuries, dahlias have been a beloved garden plant throughout Europe and North America. With over 50,000 different dahlia varieties that bloom from spring to . . .
Although no one is sure, the history of rice plants may have started as long as 5,000 years ago. One thing is indisputable. Rice is . . .
Coleus is a delightful plant to use in gardens and pots for diverse foliage. The leaves and varieties of coleus are so decorative and beautiful . . .
Step aside Mortgage Lifter and Brandywine. There’s a new, ahem, old tomato on the block – Cherokee Purple tomatoes. What are Cherokee Purple tomatoes? Yes, . . .
Looking for something a tad different in the garden? Why not give the Italian topepo pepper a try. What is a topepo pepper? Topepo rosso . . .
Everyone is all abuzz about heirloom plants. Victoria rhubarb is one of the best tasting varieties with a long history of use. You might recognize . . .
Every year, prior to the onset of summer, I review our first aid kit with a checklist in hand to make sure it is well-stocked. . . .
Blackberries have been utilized in Europe for over 2,000 years for culinary and medicinal purposes as well as protective hedgerows. It’s no wonder that blackberry . . .
Follow Us On Instagram
Something is wrong.
Instagram token error.