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History of Tomatoes – Myths and Mysteries Behind the History of Tomatoes, Part III

As we follow the history of tomatoes, we find that our not so humble tomato has traversed the globe once again. Making its way back to North America in the belongings of the first European Immigrates. The tomato had endured folklore and myths, Black Magic, witches, and werewolves but still succeeded in its voyage back to the New World. What events would lay before it in America?

History of Tomatoes – Myths and Mysteries Behind the History of Tomatoes, Part II

By tracing the history of tomatoes, we can follow its journey from the high Andes Mountains to the Yucatan region of Central America and follow its voyage accompanied by the Spanish Conquistadors across the Atlantic Ocean to the Old World. After traversing the Atlantic Ocean, the tomato spread throughout the Caribbean colonies and the Philippines extending over the entire continent of Asia.

History of Tomatoes – Myths and Mysteries Behind the History of Tomatoes, Part I

History of tomatoes – What are the origins of the ordinary tomato? Where did the common tomato we all cherish originate? What do we actually know about their simple beginnings? Were they genuinely considered being toxic or were they esteemed like an an aphrodisiac? From their marginal beginnings tomatoes certainly have a fascinating history.

How to Make and Maintain Wooden Planter Boxes

Make your own attractive wooden planters following these simple guidelines and maintenance tips. Dress up your patio or add a unique touch to your garden today.

Asparagus – Plant Once, Enjoy for Years

Asparagus can be grown from seed but gardening or farm stores will recommend planting “1 year crowns”. I quite agree as the harvest time is moved one year sooner and the crowns have already germinated thus reducing the odds of failure.

Give Your Garden The Best By Buying Rattan Garden Furniture

For the perfect touch of elegance to your garden, you can invest in rattan garden furniture. Rattan garden furniture today comes in some of the most exquisite and finest designs that make your conservatory look both chic and sophisticated.

Building a Worm Farm From Scratch

By setting up your farm right, and by scratch, you can actually build some character up for the kids and sense a feeling of accomplishment! Remember what type of worm farm you want, and ask yourself if you want it controlled inside or outdoors, and do you have the right climate as well for an outdoor, backyard worm farm?

3 Tips on Picking the Perfect Front-Tine Garden Tiller

As gardeners we all want beautiful gardens, and the way to achieve a beautiful garden is with the right tools. Front-Tine garden tillers come in many different brands with multi-functions. Front-Tine tillers are perfect for small to medium size gardens and soft soil. Front Tine Garden Tillers are normally used for weeding and light garden maintenance. If you are looking to till hard or tough soil then a front tine garden tiller is not the right tool. A garden cultivator would be better for hard soil tilling.

Mowing Techniques for a Thick and Green Lawn

Want to get the greenest, most lush and thick lawn in the neighborhood? Here are some tips that will help you on the way.

When to Power Rake a Lawn

In the past I have written a lot about what is a power rake and why to power rake, I have even written articles on how to power rake, but I have never written an article on when to power rake. Having had 8 years of experience in thatching, I have come to the conclusion that the two best times to power rake your lawn are in the spring and in the fall. Partially, this is because this is the time when most lawns are the healthiest, but another and probably more important reason, is because this is the best time for over seeding and reestablishing your lawn.

Herb Garden Planning Made Easy

The very first step to consider is utilizing your imagination. By free form thinking you can conceptualize your design before committing to planting any seeds. In this way you can essentially map out a few options before deciding on the perfect choice. Not sure how to begin?

Setting Up an Earth Worm Farm

By setting up your farm right, you will not only have the right type of farm, but the correct right worms as well. What type of worm depends on the type of earth worm farm you want to set up. Are you teaching your child how to set up an earthworm farm just to watch them? Are you looking for organic soil (vermicomposting) results? Fishing Bait results? Make the right decision.

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