May 23, 2008

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes

As we approach the official start of the summer season by celebrating Memorial Day this weekend. Many of us will be visiting family and friends enjoying ourselves with outdoor activities such as outdoor picnics, barbecues and most importantly recognizing are U.S. men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice by serving our country through military service.

Then there will be some of us who will be using that extra long weekend to get in some serious gardening time planting flowers and vegetables for the the summer gardening season. 

May 15th to May 31st is the perfect time to plant many vegetables including tomatoes for the summer season ahead. One of my favorite types of tomatoes to plant are heirloom tomatoes. They may take a little more attention to grow than your regular hybrid tomato plant but what is so enticing is the many beautiful colors and shapes that the many varieties of heirloom tomatoes have to offer. Not to mention the full rich taste that you get from heirloom tomatoes when using them in a recipe or making a salad.

What I intend to do this weekend and you may want to do also is to go to your local garden nursery and pick out a few heirloom tomato plants such as brandywine's or sweet tangerines and add them to your vegetable garden for some brilliant color and good eats. Also take a look at our latest article on how to grow heirloom tomatoes.

Enjoy Your Holiday Weekend :)

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February 13, 2007

Garden ideas for your Townhouse Patio

If you live in a townhouse, you may think you can’t really enjoy gardening and landscaping. This is not true at all! You can have fun with a townhouse patio garden that is lush and beautiful. You’ll be the envy of your neighbors as you sit on your patio and enjoy your landscaping efforts….Read More

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November 9, 2006

Spinach Revisited

When was the last time that you served spinach in one of your salads or for dinner for your family or friends?  Who can forget that it was not to long ago. That we had one of the biggest contamination scares in recent history with the threat of E.coli contamination of the nations spinach and leaf lettuce crops.

Sure we all new and was conditioned to be cautious about mad cow disease and the recent bird flu that if left to fester could cause and epidemic of disease worldwide. But we could not believe what we considered to be the healthiest of foods like spinach and lettuce to be bad for us. i mean what is the world coming to when you cannot even trust a simple salad to be good for you.

A recent study from Dr. Patricia Kendall, a professor at Colorado State University's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Says that E.coli can be introduced to a farm or garden by birds or squirrels that come into contact with manure and spread bacteria throuout the farms. From all the different sources that can produce E.coli it is also possible for contamination to show up in our irrigation water, ponds or lakes.

With all of the concern of possibly catching bacteria from puchasing leafy greens from our local grocery stores and supermarkets. Consumers are going back to thier own gardens to grow vegetables and leafy greens to control what they but on the table for family and friends.

But before you give up on your local source of leafy greens and vegetables. Dr. Luke Laborde, associate professor of food and science at Penn State. Encorages gardeners to use precausion and common sence that should be applied year round to avoid the possibility of contaminated foods….Read More 

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