Grafted Tomatoes

Last year you may have seen larger, pricier tomato plants labeled as “Grafted”, at your local greenhouse and in catalogs. If not, you will certainly come across them this year, as they are a hot trend. So, what’s the scoop? What? Grated tomato plants have the root system (root stock) of one variety melded to […]

Beneficial Mulches Assist with Chemical-Free Garden Health

Benefits of Mulching Long before modern day use as a purely decorative element, mulch had an established history of benefitting plants, soil and gardeners. This is still its highest calling. A good layer of beneficial mulch can reduce stress on plants by regulating soil temperatures and reducing moisture loss and competition from weeds. In the […]

Humble, Helpful Toads – Bug Eating Garden Royalty

Garden toads are unobtrusive and beneficial garden residents. Toads that are native to your area, not someone’s exotic pet released into the wild, are a sure sign of a healthy ecosystem and do their share by consuming plant munching insects. A few steps on your part will ensure these hopping helpers are safe, happy and present […]

Zucchini Trivia

Did you know… Zucchini is fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium, rich in manganese and vitamin C and has more potassium than a banana. The largest zucchini weighed 65 pounds and was 7 feet 10 inches long Zucchini were introduced to North America by Italian immigrants in the 1920’s There are at least a half […]