Archive January, 2012

Red colored plastic is ‘IN’ for growing tomatoes

23 January, 04:47, by Don

GO FOR THE RED.  That’s not necessarily a cheer for the Huskers, but a tip for using red plastic around your tomatoes instead of black.  Word is that red reflects more of the sun’s beneficial rays into your plants, than black.  Cut a circle about 24-inches wide, then cut out room for the plant in the middle of the plastic.  Make sure you don’t cover it with dirt during the grown season.  Let me know how it works for you, and I’ll do the same !

Don Eversoll Featured In Fort Collins Coloradoan

10 January, 18:19, by admin Tags: , , , , , , ,

Don Eversoll in the Kitchen - V. RICHARD HARO/THE COLORADOAN


Word is getting out about Don Eversoll’s book “Secrets From My Grandma’s Garden” and the forthcoming book “Secrets From My Grandma’s Kitchen.” Reporter Pat Ferrier of the Fort Collins Coloradoan recently sat down with Eversoll for a quick Q & A session:

Q: You have just come out with a book “Secrets From My Grandma’s Garden.” How did the book originate?

A: Soon after I sold my companies and retired, Debra Benton, a local and well-know author, gave a talk at Rotary titled: “Is There A Book In You?”

I went home and decided maybe there was. When you retire, you have a lot of time on your hands, and that offers an opportunity to reflect on what’s really important in your life.

Travel to Italy and Switzerland with my wife was my first priority, and the second was maintaining the passion I had for plants and heirloom vegetables.

As I sat down to write the book, all the good memories I had from growing up as a weekend farm kid in Nebraska came flowing into my mind. My grandmother Eversoll was an outstanding gardener and teacher to friends, family and neighbors. I decided to dedicate the book to her because she took money from her small Social Security check to help me through college. She also encouraged me to write, and when I graduated from college with a degree in journalism and photography, I gave her a copy of my diploma.

Eversoll goes on to describe his entrepreneurial foundations with wildflower seed company Beauty Beyond Belief and hints at his forthcoming book “Secrets From My Grandma’s Kitchen.” You can read the full interview here!