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”

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”

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”

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”

Starting Together

Our gardens and gardening enthusiasm started like anyone else’s. By buying plants from a store like Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc. however, we felt something was missing. Hence, this is where we started our journey of building our very own garden from scratch in a small section of our yard. We wanted to feel theContinue reading “Starting Together”