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Heirloom Tomato Basics

Heirloom Tomatoes are so called because they are grown from seeds whose lineage can be traced back centuries. In the past few years, heirloom tomatoes have grown in popularity especially in the high end culinary world. They are known for their intense flavor and wide variety. Another lure of the heirloom tomato is its thick […]


Compost is one-third of Mel’s Mix, but it is the most important of the three.  A good compost does a lot for your square foot garden.  It provides all the nutrients, retains mostuire, and provides good aeration.  It is also the only variable in the mix.  Vermiculite is vermiculite and peat is peat, but not […]

Companion Planting

Companion planting is a great way to enhance and protect your vegetable garden.  The idea is not new, but it is still as relevant today as it was 200 years ago.  Native Americans used companion planting to raise corn, pole beans and squash.  Each vegetable has an important role in this cooperative trio.  The corn […]