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  • Design

    Three Garden Structures You Can Build

    Lashed poles, hoops,l and sticks give vining beans and tomatoes handsome support. These structures, from the gardens of historic Old Salem, a Moravian village in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are a…

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    July in the Garden

    Summer is full on and the garden is growing in leaps and bounds. Here in Maryland, we have had pretty great weather--our days have been in the upper 80s rather…

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    Recipes featuring Pulses

    Having been a vegetarian for over 40 years, I have a large repertoire of recipes featuring legumes: beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas, etc. I have written a number of recipes…

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    Grow Beans in this Year’s Garden

    In my last post I wrote about pulses being the international crop of the year and said that i would talk about some beans to grow and sources for a…

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    International Year of Pulses

    I love beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas and eat them probably at least five times a week. The aforementioned are commonly known as pulses. These crops have been chosen to…

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    How to Grow Dry Shelling Beans

    The season for home-made chili and soups is still in full swing, and it seems every dish is full of beans. I’ve been using store-bought dried beans, but it would…

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    Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

    The results are in from the Harris Seeds annual Home Garden Trials. Vegetable gardeners now have some new green beans, squash and tomato choices for 2014.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Bush Bean ‘Blue Lake 274’

    Blue Lake 274 is the classic bean that comes to mind when you think of a green bean. They are a favorite among gardeners from their huge yields, great taste…

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    Celebrate with the Last of Summer’s Bounty and Welcome Fall!

    With this end of season approaching, the garden peaks, roadside stands and farmers’ markets are brimming over with fresh produce. At this point we are taking summer ripe tomatoes for…

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    Three Sisters Saute

    Here is a dish to enjoy right now! Squash, beans, and corn are crops that are often grown together in the southwestern U.S. and are commonly referred to by Native…

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