Appalachian Food Gardening

Summer Vegetables

“Nothing is more enjoyable on a bright summer day than a serving of nicely cooked vegetables fresh off the vine. Such was the great eating delight of southern mountain people during the sweaty hard months of the year. Hill country gardens, brimming over with the season’s bounty and situated close to homesteads, enabled housewives to fill their aprons full of beans, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers and such for sumptuous midday repasts. Insistence on fresh vegetables  has been a time-honored tradition across…

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Appalachia Gardening

Garden Round-Up

Our garden is almost done for this year. We’re still getting peppers, tomatoes, and okra, but that’s it. As with…