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Aug 17

Hopi Red Dry Bean

Hopi Red Dry Beans

Horizon Herbs describes this bean as having ‘a nutty taste, cooking to a smooth texture, and incomparable in chili’. It is a quick growing vining type, with pretty white flowers. Native to the southwestern area of the US, these plants prefer warm weather. The pods turn from green to red, and they should be left …

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Jul 27

5 Varieties of Long Day Onions

Walla Walla onions

In southern regions of the country, onions are grown in the winter and early spring, when the days are shorter. Here in the north we plant onions in the spring and grow them throughout the long days of summer. It is important to choose the right type of onion for the area you grow in. …

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May 25

Greenhouse Update

moo poo tea

The greenhouse has been in operation for about 6 weeks now, and it is really interesting to see how it performs. The overnight lows stay petty close to outside temperatures since we have been having many overcast and rainy days. But all it takes is a few minutes of good sun to warm the temperatures …

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May 17

9 Varieties of Cucumbers

Lemon cucumber

When you think of a cucumber do you think first of a salad or of pickles? How you intend to use them should be taken into consideration before you choose what type(s) to grow. Note by the botanical names that some of these varieties are not technically cucumbers, which are Cucumis sativus; but they are …

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May 11

The Functioning Greenhouse in Spring

The start of an experiment.

Eggplants love greenhouses, as do their relatives the peppers and tomatoes. When we last reported on the new greenhouse in late April, we were just moving the heat-loving plants in. We held off on the tomatoes though, just to be sure. Now we wish we hadn’t as they have some catching up to do. The …

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May 03

Q#4 Can I Plant Cucumbers and Melons Together?

Baby cucumber.

This questions comes up a few times every spring, which we find surprising. There must be some nasty rumor floating around cyberspace that says this practice is bad, and that the plants will cross pollinate and create some kind of cucamelon. Although these plants are related, they are not close enough in DNA to cross …

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