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 […]
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 […]
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 […]