Chinese Red Long Beans (Vigna unguiculata for the horticulturalists) are one of my favorite crops in the vegetable garden this year. Chinese Red Long Beans are a member of the cowpea family versus the common green bean family, which explains why they do so well here in the heat and humidity of a Southern summer.
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While attending the Garden2Blog event, I spent a great last morning having fun with three garden writers who happen to be a few of my closest friends – Carolyn Binder, Michael Nolan, and Christopher Tidrick.
The Mike Nowak Show on WCPT 820am is Chicago’s gardening and environmental radio show. Also a columnist for Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Mike speaks around the area variety of subjects, always with his own offbeat style humor.it's Sunday that means listening to The Mike Nowak Show on WCPT 820AM and 92.5, 92.7 & 99.9FM--9 to 11 am Central. Streaming live at www.mikenowak.net. or click the link and listen online
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Looking to grow something fresh and fun to sweeten your prospects for the New Year? Stevia rebaudiana comes to mind. Just don’t call it a food plant and don’t try to sell it fresh, dried, or powdered for use as a sweetener. Stevia—sometimes called “candyleaf”—is considered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be an unapproved food additive. It is approved (at this writing) by the FDA only as a dietary supplement. Why this is so is a long and complicated tale, one that won’t be told here.
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A hedgerow is like a neon sign in your garden that spells VACANCY to beneficial insects. Organic gardening is about creating a garden that is alive and in balance. Beneficial insects are an essential form… read more»
I love digging in the dirt. Something about the soil, and all that life teeming inside, makes me feel alive. I love to work in the garden with bare hands and feel all that moist, dark earth between my fingers.
Winning photographs from this year’s Washington Gardener Magazine photo contest will be on display at Meadowlark through mid-August. Light refreshments offered at reception. Free and open to the public. Reservations not required.
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