With the fruit harvest winding down, don’t neglect some essential chores that are necessary in the organic orchard. A healthy productive harvest next year depends a lot on following through with good care in the fall. Here are ways to take care of your orchard during fall season and prevent diseases from spreading.
No kidding it’s a real berry! A gooseberry is also a term referring to a “fool.” Put them together and you have an English dessert call Gooseberry Fool which is stewed gooseberries folded into a cream. It may be fool hardy to not try this backyard small fruit in your garden. It is a slightly […]
You wouldn’t think tennis balls, Thomas Jefferson, and lettuce have anything in common but Tennis Ball lettuce is an heirloom variety Thomas Jefferson grew on his farm at Monticello. Visiting Monicello and Mount Vernon are high on my bucket list. Not only do I respect these statesmen and their role as Founding Fathers I also […]
Everybody needs a watermelon patch! The old fashioned varieties are definitely worth the effort. With hybridization, watermelons have become seedless and nearly rind-less. But our great grandparents had the right idea about melons with thick rinds for protection, watermelon pickles and lots of seeds for spitting.
The days of only iceberg lettuce in a salad are gone. Gourmet lettuces can even be found in the produce section of your grocery store. An even better option, is to grow your own! There are so many beautiful, open pollinated or heirloom varieties to choose from. So you can enjoy fresh greens and save […]
Do you plant the same crop in the same spot in the garden each year? Not a healthy cultural practice! Learn why you should develop a crop rotation plan for your garden, the benefits of crop rotation, and ideas on how to easily rotate your crops.