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”

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.”

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”

You are what you eat.

Carrots can make your skin orange! Our favorite plant this month, the carrot (or any beta-carotene rich produce), can turn your skin sort of orange! Research and proof has shown that if you eat to much carrots (3 a day for like ever) can turn your skin an orange-yellowish color. This is known as “carotenemia”. ThisContinue reading “You are what you eat.”

Tomatoes in Potholes, Movies and Science!

Pothole Tomatoes Yes, apparently tomatoes can grow in potholes. This nature vs man is located in Jackson, MI. The town has left a pothole untouched for so long that a tomato plant started to grow. Unfortunately, the tomatoes are inedible due to sewage building up at the bottom of the pothole and a storm drainageContinue reading “Tomatoes in Potholes, Movies and Science!”

Tomato Companion Plants

Not only can you plant Tomato’s in July but you can ALSO plant Companion Plants that will help it grow, help prevent diseases/bugs and use them together in Recipes! Basil Its a bit of a coincidence that our Plant of the Month for June was Basil as these plants pair so well not only togetherContinue reading “Tomato Companion Plants”