This time of year it's tempting to think the green fields are teeming with life, but in reality they more closely resemble sterilized operating rooms then the complex ecosystems that once thrived across the country. Today, farmers spray insecticides and herbicides until only a single cash crop remains. In their wake they leave desolate fields, void of almost all life.
Take a look inside the journey of Squash Blossoms from plant to plate and see how these finicky flowers turn into the perfect summertime delicacy.
Winter gardening offers its challenges especially in northern Indiana on Joseph Decuis farm. Fortunate to garden in a hoop house, the understanding of plants and vegetables and how they grow and prosper is essential. Andy walks us through the difficulties of winter gardening in his blog and meanwhile we are still enjoying hardy vegetables from the garden.
Here at Joseph Decuis we grow over 150 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers that add flavor and color to every meal. We look to bring something new to the table and to change the relationship Hoosiers have with vegetables.