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Seed Stories

Sea beats are common ancestors of spinach, chard and modern beets.[Image by Rmrony, via Wikimedia Commons]

Every garden tells a tale. Seeds, the smallest, single most essential constituent of a garden, have their own stories- ancient, diverse and very intriguing. These produce vegetables have been propagated for centuries, and have evolved from wild species […]

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All About Beans!

Often the very first plants many of us grow from seeds are beans. Preschoolers carefully plant them and water them, toddling home with little cups filled with soil and a small bean shoot. In middle school, when science teachers explain germination to their students, everyone gets a bean seed and places it in a wet […]

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Summer Take 2 – Succession Planting for my Fall Bean Harvest

 

Jade Green Beans – Seven days after sowing!

I love this warm weather, full of the great periods of rain that we have been having. It has been wonderful for us gardeners. A few weeks ago, I took the time one evening, (yes, one beautifully warm evening), to plant my succession summer garden […]

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