How to Start Tomatoes from Seed

Cherokee purple is an heirloom tomato that is easy to grow and one of my favorites! https://naturalstateflowerfarm.com/2017/10/15/storing-green-tomatoes/ https://naturalstateflowerfarm.com/2018/03/11/how-to-start-tomatoes-from-seed/

Growing tomatoes from seed is a great way to try new varieties. It’s easy, too!

Slow Cooker Italian Potatoes

I don’t mean to bombard this blog with recipes, but during the winter I cook.  A lot. And since I can’t spend much time preparing a meal, my slow cooker is frequently  involved.   I love the fact I can throw food into a cooker, go about my business and have a nice meal or … Read moreSlow Cooker Italian Potatoes

Quick and Easy Lasagna

For the most part, living in the country, out of the city lights and noise, is a wonderful dream come true. It does, however, have some disadvantages.  As our area continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the drive to work gets longer and longer.  I leave my house before seven and get home around … Read moreQuick and Easy Lasagna

Passionflower-It's Not What You Think

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is a native vine that has a spiritual meaning and is also a host plant for the gulf fritillary butterfly. https://naturalstateflowerfarm.com/2017/08/27/passionflower-its-not-what-you-think/

The other evening I was walking through the butterfly garden in search of monarch caterpillars, when my foot managed to get tangled in a vine.  Looking down, I noticed the beautiful passionflower vine (Passiflora incarnata) sneaking its way into the garden path. Before I go any further, be advised this particular passionflower can be invasive.  … Read morePassionflower-It's Not What You Think