• Growing Tomatoes Vertically

    June 6, 2019DishinandDishes

    Oklahoma food blogger Katie Johnstonbaugh shares how to grow tomatoes vertically using less space in small gardens

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  • Creating a Fairy Garden

    May 13, 2015DishinandDishes

    Creating a DIY fairy garden at home can be a fun project for kids and adults alike!

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  • My Garden Diary April 2015

    April 28, 2015DishinandDishes

    I woke this morning and stretched lazily. For some reason I really had a hard time opening my eyes. As my senses came into focus, I realized why.  The soft patter of rain on the skylight in our room kept wanting to lull me back to sleep. Last week we visited my parents and brother in…

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  • Fall Gardening? The Tomatoes that Never Stop!

    November 23, 2009DishinandDishes

    This bowl seems to never diminish on my kitchen counter.  It’s late November, Thanksgiving is next week, and these doggone heirlooms are still producing like troopers. We’ve cleaned up most of the leaves from the backyard, but we haven’t pulled these plants out yet, sickly as they might look. I’m particularly happy about the picture…

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  • The Best Recipe for Black Krim Heirloom Tomatoes

    September 15, 2009DishinandDishes

    Remember my newly harvested Black Krim heirlooms? This is the best recipe for eating them. Ready? Are you sure? Okay, here we go… Step #1 – slice them up. Step #2 -salt and pepper them. Step #3 – if needed, drizzle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Okay, okay, a little fresh basil shredded…

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  • This is the time – My Heirlooms Part 6

    August 16, 2009DishinandDishes

    This is that time. That time when you know all your mothering, your care,  your watering and weeding is going to pay off. This is the time when you begin scouring for recipes with tomato in them. Did I mention previously that all the markers I put on these tomatoes blew away in the Oklahoma…

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  • Heirloom Update

    July 15, 2009DishinandDishes

    By katie And this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is what it’s all about. Gardening. If you’ve  gardened before, you need no explanation. You plant seeds. You jump for joy when the little things sprout. Well okay, Kayla didn’t jump for joy, she could care less.  But the picture seemed appropriate. You transplant from the starter containers…

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