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 […]
After successfully using the Back to Eden gardening method in their Phoenix, AZ homestead, Kevin and Sarah were excited to implement those same principles in the Missouri Ozarks. But, it didn’t work out. Kevin and Sarah discuss why it wasn’t right for the new homestead and what they have chosen to do instead.
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 […]
When you first began gardening, do you remember that moment that you noticed your very first tiny green sprout? I recall a feeling of pure joy. For me, it was a package of pole beans that I had planted a few days earlier. I was proud, excited and hopeful all at the same time. As […]
I used to be such a brown thumb. I had no clue how to grow anything, let alone start my own garden from scratch! If you’re finding yourself in the same position, don’t fret. I’ve laid out the 10 steps I’ve taken to take a patch of grass and turn it into my own, prolific, […]