• Container Gardening,  Edible Gardening,  Food For Better Health

    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…

  • tomatoes and peppers from my garden
    Container Gardening,  Edible Gardening

    Garden Planted

    It is after April 15 and the danger of frost has passed so I FINALLY PLANTED MY GARDEN.  Crook neck yellow squash & goldy zucchini Of course, there is always a chance of a freak frost, but doubtful.  As noted in a previous blog post http://joannsfoodbites.com/foodie-bites/top-5-prepping-for-your-herb-garden/  I have already prepped my planters.  I had to change my game plan so, I have tried something new.  I planted my two squash plants and one zucchini in an old wheelbarrow.  The wheelbarrow has a huge gash in the bottom, to provide adequate drainage for my plants. I used a high quality potting soil and will watch them closely. I am also trying…