• Edible Gardening,  Healthy Eating

    Let’s Get This Garden Started!

    Growing up in suburban Georgia, with parents whose childhood immediately followed the Great Depression, there was always a vegetable garden. Whether it was at my maternal grandparents, who mainly planted a few vegetables and all types of beans – to – my paternal grandparents, who grew everything under the sun – to my parents’ corn and bean garden…I worked in a garden from my grammar school years until I was old enough to drive – and I drove AWAY from gardening! Far, far away…I swore off gardening FOREVER! I was sick of it!   Okra pricking my fingers; shelling butter beans until my thumbs were blistered; stringing green beans so much,…

  • Container Gardening,  Edible Gardening,  Healthy Eating

    Tomatoes: Grocery Store Verses Growing Your Own

    Springtime!  Time to plant those tomatoes… AND STOP BUYING GROCERY STORE TOMATOES. I am absolutely sick of grocery store tomatoes!  The skins are so tough and waxy!  To me, they really have no flavor at all. Did you know….                growers are paid by the pound to propagate and deliver tomatoes to grocery store distributors Did you know...                the majority of grocery store tomatoes have a genetic mutation called the GLK protein, which actually promotes uniformity,                and their bright red color; however, reduces their natural sugars and sweetness Did you know…                commercial growers pick tomatoes while they are still green, before they ripen, then spray them with…