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Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott (1903) – 8 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Historical Garden Books: Around the year in the garden, a seasonable guide and reminder for work with vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and under glass (1917) by Rockwell, F. F. (Frederick Frye) – 18 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Historical Garden Books: Wood and garden; notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working amateur (1910) by Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932 – 17 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Historical Garden Books: The retir’d gard’ner by François Gentil,; Louis Liger (Reprint and translation, Original 1706) – 16 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Historical Garden Books: The Cottage Gardener – Collection of Weekly Newsletters (1849) – 15 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

How a Tomato Paid Off This Man’s Mortgage from the Smithsonian Channel [Video] (1:19)

A short clip on the Mortgage Lifter Tomato A tomato, that’s right, a tomato, helped lift one family out of poverty during the hard times of the 1930s. From the Series: Garden Secrets: Victory Veggies  Read more on this topic: Video: In the garden…February 22, 2015: Birds, planting a new pomegranate tree and more! Video: […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed 1917 Wholesale Catalog – 4 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]