FOTD – Harvest Update: Salsola

FOTD – Harvest Update: Salsola

Another one of my new-to-me crops this year was salsola (Salsola komarovii), a potherb originally from Japan; it caught my attention in the seed catalogue because it looked a lot like the Mexican potherb known as romeritos (Suaeda spp), which grows mostly around the salty lake areas outside Mexico City … click on title for more

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Homegrown Beans – Easy and Fun

Homegrown Beans – Easy and Fun

Many people, including myself, have wondered why bother with homegrown shelling beans, since the small envelopes of seeds are more expensive than buying a bag of dry beans at the supermarket, probably the same price as a couple of cans, plus the time, work and space the crop takes in the garden. I have to say that not only are they "easy to grow and fun to harvest", but their flavour, texture and the thickness of their broth are definitely worth the effort … click on title for more