When we sold our produce at market, I received a lot of questions about whether we sold heirloom or hybrid tomatoes. And it always sparked a conversation about what heirloom tomatoes are and how they are different from other types of tomatoes. But you can’t talk about heirlooms without understanding what it means to be […]
Even if you have never gardened or grown anything before, you can grow food in a home garden. But if you are very new to growing then you should first consider your growing zone and the sun exposure in your growing area.
A community garden demonstrates a permaculture response to land repair, community fellowship, and growing food.
This year, we are working really hard on our tomato breeding and need to save seed from as many as 30 varieties of tomatoes. Since we both have day jobs, I had to pitch in to make it happen this year. Then once I did it I realized it was no big deal. It’s really […]
Using mini hoop tunnels (or any season extenders) means your gardening before it’s time to garden with the natural rhythm. You’re helping tender young plants with some modern conveniences. Those conveniences require your own energy input and only you’ll know what your willing to do for an earlier harvest. How do mini hoop tunnels work? […]
We have about 30 jalapeno plants in our garden, and the plants are loaded with peppers. This is great for us because we love jalapenos and all kinds of spicy foods. Jalapenos can be used fresh, roasted, and dehydrated to use in appetizers, flavor main dishes and homemade sauces. Grow Them We start our jalapenos […]