The Herb Patch: Thyme
Thyme is one of the oldest culinary herbs.
It was used by the Chinese 5,000 years ago
Featured Fruit: Pears
Pear trees are a good choice for the backyard as they grow better in lawns than most fruit trees as you need to pick pears before they are ripe; hence they don’t make a mess from dropped fruit.
Featured Veggie: Sweet Potatoes
They are the most drought hardy veggie out there, growing well even in the hot Florida summers. No wonder they are the potato of choice in the south.
Cooking 101: Seasonings
They can be as simple as salt and pepper or more complex blends of spices and herbs. Always, seasonings are meant to enhance the flavor, not overwhelm or detract from it.
Organic Gardening 101: Vermiculture
Recycle your table scraps, till the soil and fertilize your growing vegetables all at the same time with a mini worm factory.
Kid’s Corner: Worms!
If you are lucky enough to have worms in your garden soil, help to keep them around.
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Did You Know?
Pulling weeds, digging in the garden and planting crops can burn 300 calories an hour!