Hum beans

Posted by on Jul 27, 2013 in From the nursery, Home page |

I finally gave myself permission this spring to plant beans solely for their flowers. I love to eat bean flowers but it makes for a sorry bean crop. White lima bean flowers are tasty so I thought if I grew runner beans as well they would be as big and delicious and add that wonderful scarlet color. The blooms taste like beans with honey because they are full of nectar. Look who showed up to drink the other day! It’s now the go-to diner in...

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Moonshine reveals all

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in From the nursery, Home page |

I noticed on the calendar there will be a full moon on July 22. That reminded me of something my brother taught me years ago. He is a rammed earth builder and knowing what the sun exposure is year round is very important to how he sites his buildings. Anyway, he told me that if you stand out in your yard around midnight on a clear and brightly lit night at the summer solstice, where the moonshine hits the ground is where the sun will be at the...

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