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.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
What You Can Plant in the Central U.S./Midwest in August
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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
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.