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Jade: A mouth-watering green bean

  Jade green beans I long have had a love-hate relationship with green beans. I love green beans.  I love to pick one in our garden and munch away.  I love the flavor of a green beans cooked just right—seven…

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Joe the Gardener: Still Resting on His Hoe Handle after 68 Years

Joe the Gardener No one’s ever given me a horse, so I’ve never looked a gift horse in the mouth.  But recently a friend gifted me with a copy of Successful Gardening, a paperback collection of wisdom compiled by the…

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Last three tomato reviews

Bob Nixon has posted three more reviews on his personal blog about tomato varieties he trialed in Tomato Patch 2013: Burpee grafts (Rutgers, Mortgage Lifter, Brandywine Pink), Delizia Hybrid (Cooks Garden), and Grandpa Henry’s, a Maryland family heirloom. If you…

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Reviews of three tomato varieties

Bob Nixon has posted three reviews on his personal blog about three tomato varieties he trialed in Tomato Patch 2013:  SuperSauce (Burpee) and Cherokee Chocolate and Solid Gold (both Tomato Growers Supply Co.).  If you grew any of these varieties,…

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Stink bug update from Bob

GIEI blog regular Bob Nixon has posted a 2013 stink bug update on his personal blog – go read!

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Tomato Patch: Mrs. Rabbit goes vegetable shopping

Mrs. Rabbit goes vegetable shopping (Apologies to Beatrix Potter) “My dears, I’ve got to dash around to the Ancient Gardener’s vegetable garden and get some food for dinner,” Mrs. Rabbit said to her two children, Peter and Cottontail.  “While I’m…

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Yes, we have strawberries

Strawberry shortcake with ourhome-grown berries We’ve been eating strawberries fresh picked from our backyard garden—first just plain berries—then on cereal, pancakes, and waffles—on shortcake with milk—and under vanilla ice cream.  We’ve made a batch of freezer jam too.  We’ve given…

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