Thursday, August 17, 2017

Just A Part Of Today's Small Container Tomato Harvest

I left these on the vine as long as I could to make sure they had full flavor. I was not disappointed. There would be more to show you, but I couldn't help checking product quality(snacking) while I was harvesting.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To Be Continued

And that's the way it is...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Before You Throw It Out

Rather than add to the considerable amount of garbage Americans produce every year. Why not consider using your old CDs and empty plastic bottles for something like these?


Monday, August 14, 2017

There Is Still Time

 

 What You Can Plant in the Central U.S./Midwest in August

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ahhhhhhhhhh, Cabbage!


As much as I love lettuce, it has the nasty habit of bolting and turning bitter in the heat of  summer, not so with cabbages. They can continue to grow from the spring through the summer and well into the fall. And cabbage is such a versatile and healthy crop. And it not only provides dietary fiber and antioxidants, but also it's a very good source of manganese, potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper. And it provides the added benefits of choline, phosphorus, vitamin B2, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, pantothenic acid, protein and niacin.

You don't need a patch to grow your cabbages. I've grown mine in individual pots for years. And I can tell you from personal experience that they make an excellent container garden vegetable. So let your garden grow on that balcony or patio. And make sure it contains some potted cabbages.

Friday, August 11, 2017

To Your Health

In this modern age we take for granted the common knowledge that many of the fruits and vegetables grown in our gardens contain vitamins and minerals that are essential to our good health. As a result, we rarely consider that there was a time when such knowledge didn't exist. And that men and women had to struggle mightily to pull back the veil of ignorance that hides the truth from our eyes.


Today is the birthday of a man born in 1858, who found a direct connection between a vitamin deficiency and a disease. In doing so, he liberated humanity from the suffering caused by an ailment  that most people have never heard of, Beriberi. And he was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1929 for his achievement. So lets raise a glass to Christiaan Eijkman, whose discover of vitamin B1(Thiamine) has earned him a prominent place in medical history.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Any Balcony Or Window Sill Would Welcome These

Aye laddies and lassies, it only takes a wee container to grow tasty Tiny Tom tomatoes. This plant is flourishing in a home that is only three quarts big.