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July in the Garden

July in the Garden

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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 than the usual 90s and so I can't...

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Recipes featuring Pulses

Recipes featuring Pulses

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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 using them in various blogs over the years. Here is an unpublished favorite for Tortilla Pie and links to seven recipes with pulses.

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Grow Beans in this Years Garden

Grow Beans in this Year's Garden

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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 variety of beans. Here's a few that I have grown... and new ones for this growing season.

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International Year of Pulses

International Year of Pulses

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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 be featured foods to be celebrated for the year of 2016--read all about it!

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How to Grow Dry Shelling Beans

How to Grow Dry Shelling Beans

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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 be more satisfying to add home-grown beans to the mix. Here are the basics for growing dry shelling beans in your vegetable garden.

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Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

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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.

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Celebrate with the Last of Summers Bounty and Welcome Fall!

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

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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 granted and many of us have been trying to give our surplus zucchini and cucumbers to anyone who will take them. Corn and melons are starting to run low, peaches too, and now mums and apples are appearing everywhere.

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Like Two Beans in a Pod

Like Two Beans in a Pod

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Succession planting is a way to grow more vegetables in garden beds, but it can work in containers, too.

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A Stir-Fry Garden

A Stir-Fry Garden

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You probably don't grow rice or ginger or make your own tofu, but you can grow a lot of veggies that are perfect for stir-frying.

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Companion Planting: Three Sisters Garden Update

Companion Planting: Three Sisters Garden Update

My three sisters garden doesn't just look pretty, we actually ate from it. Watch the video to see the harvest.

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With Fava Beans, to Peel or Not to Peel Is the Question

With Fava Beans, to Peel or Not to Peel Is the Question

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Fava lovers debate whether removing the skins improves flavor and texture. Try them both ways and decide for yourself.

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Summer Vegetables Stewed in Their Own Juices

Summer Vegetables Stewed in Their Own Juices

Carrots, new potatoes, beans, tomatoes, bell pepper, and summer squash enliven this dish with their various colors and flavors.

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