Appalachian Food Gardening

The First Corn from the Garden

We ate the first fresh corn of the year last night for supper. It was so good! It didn’t come from our garden, it came from Tim’s garden down the road. Tim grows the same variety we always did Silver Queen. I’ve told you we don’t really have a place to grow corn here. There’s not enough room nor enough sunshine. The handful of kernels we planted this year look like pigmy corn. They’re barely thigh high and already tasseling.…

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May 2021 Garden Tour

Our garden is really coming on. This is my favorite time of the year when it comes to gardening. It’s…

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New Ground for Gardening

The Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English offers the following definition for patch farming: 1972 Graham County 50 With the first stages of…