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Passion in the Harvest

I do believe that today I picked the last of my large harvest of tomatoes for Summer ’10.  My five gallon bucket was filled to the top with a collection of some of the best tomatoes I have ever grown.  The tomatoes that are have produced above and beyond my expectations include Pink Brandywine, Amish […]

Bug Help

Not sure if this is a butterfly or a moth but I do know it was enjoying my ivory lantana out in the greenhouse landscaping. Can you help?
Chocolate Zucchini Forest Cake

Sinful Veggie: Chocolate Zucchini Cake

It is hard for me to imagine there is anything healthy in this yummy helping of Chocolate Zucchini Forest Cake in the photo above. It is true, not only does it have eggs in the ingredients it has zucchini. Leave it to me to make it sinfully and loaded with calories! Growing what we eat […]

Wake Me up Raindrops

Raindrops – a rare treat in the garden this summer…. Woke up to the sound of raindrops on my bedroom window and it felt like Christmas morning. Unfortunately, it was only a little drizzle that was done before my first cup of coffee was complete. Variegated Morning Glory ‘Minibar Rose’ Amazing what a few raindrops […]
Roasted Pepper Hummus (fresh & easy)

Roasted Pepper Hummus (Fresh & Easy)

Calico Betty enjoys the shade as I take inventory of today’s harvest.The heat has returned to my neck of the woods after a week long of much cooler and less humid beautiful summer weather. We could sure use the rain even more so with humidity rising and the full sun beating down on the gardens. […]
This tropical bloom is lighting up my back deck just in time for Fertilize Friday.

Thank You Annie : Fertilize Friday

It is my busy time of the year being a Mommy who loves to harvest and preserve her veggie garden. As I was admiring that amazing tropical bloom I quickly realized that I needed to thank my dear friend Annie for her wonderful Haven Brew that she produces to help gardeners like me grow natural. […]
Poppers on the Grill

Pepper Poppers Make it Hot

When I started my seeds for the jalapeno pepper plants I couldn’t help but think of the yummy Pepper Popper appetizers we enjoy during the harvest time. This pepper recipe is always the highlight of any summer time get together. We even enjoy them as a family after a long summers day. They can be […]

Make You Smile Tuesday Bloom

The arrival of the sunflowers usually means that summer is at close end in my neck of the woods. These days I have been growing early bloomers like the Del Sol Sunflower (top photo) that bloom in 50 days. I am loving this variety that grows to 5 feet tall with numerous blooms on one […]

Little Or Big : Grow It Natural!

I’m super proud to announce that this is the first of my completely grown GREEN tomatoes! These seeds were sent to me from Natures Crossroads out of Indiana in early spring. The seeds were started in my greenhouse which was maintained completely green and then transplanted to my Veggie Garden which was fertilized by Haven […]

Friday Flaunt – Whats your Bloom?

I’m loving the blooms of my rows of zinnias out in the veggie garden. This hot red is from Mix pack by Burpee Seed that I purchased at Walmart for $1 . I have been enjoying these as cut flowers in my favorite vase in our home. As I snapped some shots of what I […]