Posts categorized as Garden History

Remember Your Grandmother’s Victory Garden?

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet
harvest of garden vegetables

If your grandmother was anything like mine, she had quite a garden.  Grandpa said, “She could make a broomstick bud and put out roots.”  Like many working-class people of her time–for my Grandmother–gardening, canning,…

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Garden Mats – A Product Being Born

Posted on March 5, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  2 comments
corn shoots sprouting in garden mats weed barrier

I’ll never forget the garden of 2002.  Teri and I had gotten married the previous August.  This was our first garden together since the wedding—and the wedding day fire.  Yes, our house burned down…

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The Potato

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Peter Comart  |  2 comments
basket of potatoes

It is hard to believe that the potato, the workhorse of most gardens, is native to the Americas. All indications are that they probably originate somewhere around ancient Peru, which is why I love…

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