What fun! Garden–>Table Don’t you wish you had a farm and could pick an Old Time Tennessee Muskmelon in the morning, pop it in the fridge to cool down, and eat it with custard sauce after a meal of BBQed ribs & chicken, and potato salad? ‘Course, having a farm is a lot of work.
Gardening teaches one how to respond gracefully to disappointments. This is an Old Time Tennessee Muskmelon— a variety that’s near extinction, save for the home grower. There are links at the link if you’re interested in knowing more about this melon, and its history on the Farm. It’s been dry for a spell here. I mulch,
God Almighty first planted a garden. And, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And man shall ever see that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to
Please pardon the lack of blogging. It is not as if there’s nothing to blog about! The rain ruined the long John melons. The Sonic Boom of the South was awesome (but not quite as awesome as a few years ago). There was no fly over. Near the end of our National Anthem folks turned
I can recommend the muskmelon, sweet potato pumpkin, and watermelon. New Hope Seed Company— for whom I really do not work!– is having a seed sale.
“We specialize in open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable seed varieties that are rare and not readily commercially available.” Now that the Christmas Season is over, it’s time to move into Almost Summer (which is followed by Summer, and Still Summer). You know what that means? Seeds! New Hope Seed Company is the first stop I’ll make
The following mini-rant was brought to you thanks to a post up at Instapundit: WHEN YOU GET RID OF THE PRETENSION BEHIND THE LOCAVORE MOVEMENT, THERE’S STILL SOMETHING: It can save you money. Here’s what the Raeses have grown this spring, summer, and fall: turnips, black beans, purple hull peas, cranberry beans, Flossy Powell beans,
I got an email from New Hope Seed Company. They are having a sale! I will order Aunt Hatie’s red okra, whippoorwill blackeyes (cowpeas = blackeyed peas), and the hardshell melon seeds. I’ll also pre-order one of those sweet potatoes. The red okra is delicious and beautiful. Okra is related to hollyhock, rose of Sharon,
No photos. Sorry. Maybe I’ll update after we have supper. It’s some chicken casserole dish that’s already baking. We had a very busy week. I wasn’t able to spend nearly as much time in the garden as I usually do, especially since I knew we wouldn’t be around much late in the week and so
Iopride water melon IO for Iowa Pride. 100 days — The fruits are dark green with darker green stripes. They are oblong and blocky with sweet, bright-red flesh and a high sugar content. Holds long at maturity. Developed at the University of Iowa for upland soils and for resistance to fusarium wilt and anthracnose (race
It’s the biggest one (12 oz. glass for scale). or something like that. There’s conflicting information on the world-wide web about its proper common name, but according to New Hope Seed Company, where I got the seed, it was always listed as a pumpkin its [sic] actually more of a winter squash. … is said