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Asparagus, Snake, and Yardlong

One of the biggest surprises of our garden this year has been our asparagus beans, aka snake beans aka yardlong beans. The Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis are quite sweet and delicious and as their nicknames infer, quite long. The first time we ate them … Continue reading

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Ah, Mr. Jefferson

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Honesty returns to the garden

It was growing in the raspberry patch. We thought it was a wildflower or some volunteer phlox, or even something called Dame’s Rocket. And then it struck us, after some googling and garden book research, that it was the Money … Continue reading

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Not all beans are created equal

As part of the 8th grade’s trip to DC each spring, we go to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. It is my favorite part of the trip. His vital creativity and inventive genius is manifested in every aspect of the house, … Continue reading

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