I grew peanuts for this first time this year. All summer long I watched these unassuming plants with speculation, trying hard not to get my hopes up. Visitors looked curiously at the short, bushy plants and asked “where are the peanuts”. The peanuts (I hoped) were underground. Peanuts are a curious plant, and are not [...]
In an ideal world, we would have big beautiful green lawns and lush, full blooming gardens with bountiful harvests of fruits and vegetables- and it would be as easy as sticking a plant or seed in the ground. But the reality is, it’s not easy, and it starts with our soil.
We all know that [...]
Did you know that peas were first introduced to France by Catherine de Medici? Or that the United Kingdom has actual pea etiquette- and that the proper way to eat peas is by mashing them with the back of your fork (not scooping them with a fork or spoon like most of us do).