Spring Seedling Sale 2021 – Check out our offerings!

We are pleased to announce that these will be the offerings for our 2021 Spring seedling sale.  We won’t officially be selling these seedlings until Saturday May 8th, they still have some growing to do, but we do want to put them on your radar.    All of the plants listed we grew either fromContinue reading “Spring Seedling Sale 2021 – Check out our offerings!”

Nursery Update – Week of 3/26/2021

We have not done business updates in quite a while, but now that the weather is changing and the growing season is underway, we’ll be providing more regular updates! We also hope to see you out in the community in the months to come!  Right now we’ve got a lot of edible seedlings sprouted.  WeContinue reading “Nursery Update – Week of 3/26/2021”

Recado, or recao, or recaito. A seasoning blend/marinade that is a great way to use fresh ingredients to give your food great flavor.

This blend can go by a lot of names. My mother in law sometimes just calls it “una mescla” or a mix. It can also vary in ingredients and quantities based on taste or availability. This is how we made it recently, but you can add/adjust according to your preferences and what you have. WithContinue reading “Recado, or recao, or recaito. A seasoning blend/marinade that is a great way to use fresh ingredients to give your food great flavor.”

Blossom End Rot

Blossom End Rot (BER) is a common problem with plants in the nightshade family, which happen to be some of the most popular garden plants.  These include tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant.  BER is not a fungal or bacterial disease, but rather a calcium imbalance.   We just lost two poblano peppers due to BER.  It’s kindContinue reading “Blossom End Rot”

Homemade Hot Sauce

With a wealth of homegrown cayenne peppers, I decided the best thing to do with them would be to make hot sauce.  I’ve never made hot sauce before, and I’ve also never canned anything before, so I bought a couple of canning jars and figured this would be a good way to learn the canningContinue reading “Homemade Hot Sauce”

Weekly Nursery Update – June 26

On Saturday of last week we left on vacation and stayed through Wednesday morning, so not a lot happened in the nursery.  The vacation was great.  We went to a cabin on Edinboro Lake in Edinboro, PA.  It was a great getaway.  We were able to kayak, swim, fish, birdwatch, and much more. We stayedContinue reading “Weekly Nursery Update – June 26”

Como la conquista cambió el mundo culinario

En el 2019 fuimos al Biomuseo en Panamá y había un exhibición de ajíes que era muy interesante.  Los ajíes son nativos a América, y como otros productos agrícolas han distribuido en el mundo entero.   La exhibición era excelente, y incluyó un jardín de cultivos afuera del museo.  Me encantan los ajíes, así que claroContinue reading “Como la conquista cambió el mundo culinario”

Weekly Nursery Update – June 12, 2020

Not a whole lot has been happening on the business end.  Still working to get some merchandise to sell online.  We did add a page for anyone who might choose to support us in getting our business established through Paypal.  You can click here if you’d like to help with our crowdsourcing efforts. I didContinue reading “Weekly Nursery Update – June 12, 2020”

Capturar un lugar por los sabores

En este mundo de migración cada vez más común, los inmigrantes con frecuencia busca manera de capturar o duplicar los sabores de su país de origen. Hay leyendas acá en Estados Unidos de la abuela Italiana que trajo una rama de su higo preferido al mundo nuevo y ahora cosecha la misma fruta.  Tener unContinue reading “Capturar un lugar por los sabores”

Weekly Nursery Update – June 5

This week we had an issue when I noticed one of our pepper plants had small black bugs on it.  I’m not 100% sure what they are, but they may be black aphids (I’ve seen white aphids bushes before).  They could have been pepper weevil larvae too, but I’m not certain.  They were pretty small,Continue reading “Weekly Nursery Update – June 5”