The History of an Apple Tree

ORIGIN Scientists believe that apples were first domesticated in south Kazakhstan as early as 2000 BC. The Greeks and Romans actually introduced the apple to North Africa and Europe. Apple Trees are actually a member of the Rose Family and the strawberry, plum, pear and blackberry fruits are actually sisters. Forbidden Fruit Apples have appearedContinue reading “The History of an Apple Tree”

Apple Tree Companion Plants

Apples go great in all types of dishes but what if you could plant other fruits, vegetables or herbs to be ready at the same time as when the Apple Tree starts producing. Below is a list of companion plants that should also be ready to harvest in October for some really yummy combination recipes.Continue reading “Apple Tree Companion Plants”

Did you know? The Apple Edition

Variety There are more than 7,500 apple varieties wordwide with more than 2,500 varieties are grown in the US where its the second most-valued grown fruit. Come in all shades of red, green, and yellow as well as tastes such as sweet, tart and many mixed varieties. NUTRITION Fat-free, cholesterol free, has 5 grams ofContinue reading “Did you know? The Apple Edition”

Plant of the Month Recipes – October – Apple

It’s October, cool crisp fall is in the air, the leaves are turning colors, the smell of pumpkin spice in every store, festivals and best of all apple picking. This is why we made Apple our Plant for the Month for October. Apples are absolutely delicious, sweet, sometimes tart and very low calorie fruit. WhenContinue reading “Plant of the Month Recipes – October – Apple”

Inside-Out on Watermelon Seeds

The Old Wives’ Tale When we were young we were told that if we would swallow a Watermelon seed a Watermelon tree would grow inside of you. For decades, this myth stuck with all of us and made a bad name for Watermelon seeds. Nutritional Value Taking the seeds out actually dampens the nutritional valueContinue reading “Inside-Out on Watermelon Seeds”

Did you know? The Watermelon addition.

Another Fruit or Vegetable situation? Just like tomatoes, Watermelon can be thought of as a fruit and a vegetable. They grow like a fruit originating from flowers and they contain seeds whereas, gardeners think of them as vegetables since they grow like and are classified as part of the gourd family. Variety! Variety! Variety! WatermelonContinue reading “Did you know? The Watermelon addition.”

Plant of the Month Recipes – September – Watermelon

For the Month of September we decided to make Watermelon our favorite plant of the month. Watermelon is scrumptiously delicious, sweet, low calorie and refreshing vine like fruit. When to Grow: From late spring to early summer Zone: Anywhere that has Warmer Climates (3-11) Where: They do best in loamy, somewhat-sandy, well-drained soil with a lotContinue reading “Plant of the Month Recipes – September – Watermelon”

History of Carrots

Trust us this is not another boring history lesson. Well at least not for us! The Carrot can be traced back over 5,000 years where evidence has shown that it originated in Afghanistan. A Carrots Journey Traders Traveling through Afghanistan picked up carrot seeds over the centuries and traded them along the trade routes ofContinue reading “History of Carrots”

Fact or Fiction Friday – Carrots & Your Eyes

Throughout history we have been told to “Eat carrots, There good for your eyes!” In history, the British convinced the Germans that the excessive eating of carrots improves vision in the dark. But can Carrots help us see in complete darkness? Unfortunately, this magic power is still a magic power as carrots can’t make youContinue reading “Fact or Fiction Friday – Carrots & Your Eyes”