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A Walk Through My Dream Garden Part1

As I peruse this year’s Burpee catalogue, I imagine my dream garden. I see eight or ten raised 4′ x 8′ beds, filled with the perfect mix of compost, vermiculite and peat moss. The walkways between the beds are unobstructed and wide enough for my garden cart. Each bed has a trellis frame at [...]

The Musical Fruit

Ahhh, beans. Broad beans, French beans, yard long beans, lima beans, soy beans, green beans, yellow beans, purple beans – how many varieties of this great source of protein can you name?

There are two basic types of bean plants: bush and climbing, or vining beans. They grow easily, are a “green” [...]

Growing Pole Beans

I learned the hard way that not all beans are pole beans. Some are bush beans and they won’t climb anything. But pole beans will wrap their vines around anything they can and spiral their way up and up.

This is one of my bean beds. At seven weeks after planting [...]