Growing Black Krim Tomatoes

This is the tomato I was the most excited to grow this year. There’s just something about the unusual color and shape that had me chomping at the bit to try this beautiful tomato. Also known as the Black Crimea Tomato, this Russian heirloom tomato is a great producer of large, show-stopping tomatoes. Read about…

Growing Cherokee Purple Tomatoes

We have to talk about Cherokee Purple heirloom tomatoes. When I bought this little plant at Vintage and Vines in east Texas, I had no idea I was growing the tastiest tomato. Cherokee Purple is hands down the best tomato I’ve ever eaten. My mom said the same and she’s from California, the land of…

Summer Garden Update

Hello, lovelies! I wrote about planting my summer vegetable garden here. I thought you might like an update to see how things are growing! Tomatoes The tomatoes are doing unbelievably well! Most of the plants are 6-7 feet tall. Here they are next to me for comparison! I’ve been easily getting 1-2 cups of tomatoes…

Planting a Summer Vegetable Garden

It’s an exciting day indeed: the summer garden has officially been planted! You might be thinking, Rose, it’s awfully early, but I live in zone 8 (Dallas) so I have a long growing season and am very used to starting my summer garden between late March and early April. Last year I got an enormous…

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Thinking about starting a vegetable garden? You’ve come to the right place! Growing your own vegetables is so rewarding: it’s cheap, healthy, and delicious! It may seem intimidating to get started but I’m going to walk you through it. Pick Your Spot Even if you have a small balcony, you can still grow vegetables! Just…

How to Grow Eggplant

If there’s one thing you grow this year, let it be eggplant. I can’t believe I waited so long to try my hand at eggplant. It’s hands down the most satisfying food I’ve ever grown. I got probably fifteen eggplants from a single plant this past fall and I can’t wait to grow more this…

How to Grow Lettuce

There’s just something so satisfying about growing your own lettuce. For starters, it’s very pretty in the garden. Homegrown lettuce is delicious and tender, it’s easy to grow, and you can pick it at any time during the growing stage. What’s not to love? Better yet, you can cut the outer leaves and the leaves…

How to Grow Tomatoes

There is almost no greater gardening joy than plucking a tomato off the vine and tossing it in your mouth when it’s still warm from the sun. I adore growing my own tomatoes, though I wasn’t always great at it. My tomato plants were leggy and didn’t produce much fruit because I didn’t know what…

New Cedar Raised Bed Gardens

I vastly prefer fall/winter gardening to spring/summer gardening. Here in Texas, tomatoes get all the glory. It’s what everyone grows. I can’t figure out why because tomatoes aren’t nearly as easy to grow as lettuce, greens, potatoes, beets, and herbs. If there’s one thing you take away from The Rose Table, let it be the inspiration to try…