Tomato Review: Ponderosa and Break O’Day

Dear Neighbor, As I write, we have first gotten a red tomato! The climate has been weird here. Makes for nice green grass, in July, but it hasn’t been the best mater year. Either it is too hot and dry or it comes down in torrential downpours, splitting all the...

I Love Zucchini!

Dear Neighbor, Why┬áis one of the easiest vegetables to grow the so under appreciated? It is kind of like the Rodney Dangerfield of vegetables, often joked about and gets no respect. I really don’t see why and will declare publicly: I am a fan. The hardest thing...

Saving Seed

Dear Neighbor, “Seed saving can quickly become a hobby and you’ll be in good company. Seed saving teaches us about the wonder of nature and by saving seeds, we complete the circle of growing. What a marvelous way to end the garden season and look forward...

Spinach Feta Omelette

Dear Neighbor, When I was a little girl my brothers called me Olive Oyle. I was tall and very skinny (those were the days, my friend, I knew they’d definately end.) The truth be known, I should have been called Popeye because I love spinach as much as he does!...

Awwww, Toady!

Dear Neighbor, Toads get a really bad rap. They are made fun of and superstiously avoided. Do people really believe they can get warts from a toad? Come on! The next time you see a toad, you might want to kiss him because underneath that warty exterior is the prince...