Archives for Seeds

Be Hap-pea with Monk Peas

Categories: Seeds, The Garden 2017, and Vegetables.

Monk peas have a fascinating story with them and are classified as heirloom seeds.  Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk, discovered the basic principles of heredity.  after extensive studies and used peas most of the time because the offspring could be quickly and easily produced.  These seeds grow into dwarf plants with pink and white flowers and are perfect for making pea soup.  They were planted on May 14, 2017 and by May 19 they were sprouting. The pretty pink and white flowers started to appear by mid June and the small pea pods developed as the flowers finished. On July 12, with the
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Five Varieties of Beans

Categories: Seeds, The Garden 2017, and Vegetables.

I’m trying different types of bean seeds this year in the garden and can’t wait to get started.  I acquired several varieties at the Seedy Saturdays I attended and while I’m waiting for planting time I’ve been doing some research and finding info on them. These are 5 different varieties for my garden, either pole beans or bush beans.  These were either purchased or came from the swap table. Heirloom Black Valentine Beans – This lovely green filet bean is known  for its sweet and “beany” taste. Mauve flowers grow on this bush variety. You can plant this in cool
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Hap-pea with Ap’pea’ling Varieties

Categories: Seeds, The Garden 2017, and Vegetables.

After two visits to Seedy Saturdays I’m hap-pea that I’ve got five ap-pea-ling varieties of peas to grow.   Can you tell I love the play on words? I’ve got ‘purse’onality with my tote bags, ‘Soup’er Sunday recipes, personali’trees’ in my garden, 2sDay photos, craf-tea, and more. Today I’m starting a series of Be Hap-pea posts sharing different peas that I’ll be growing on the plant tables this year.  As the season progresses I will document how each of these peas grow. Tall peas – these come from a local seed source and will grow up a trellis and should be
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Dreaming on a Promise

Categories: Out and About, Seeds, The Garden 2017, and Vegetables.

March came in like a wet lion, with a fair bit of rain and wind and then the temperatures dropped about 20 odd degrees in one day, from +13 Celsius to -7 Celsius overnight.  Now they are slowly climbing back up again for a few more days. The snow has all gone except for the odd spot in the really shady areas of the fields.   On the days when the wind wasn’t so bad it was lovely to get out and walk around the garden and look for the promise of green growth. I found the rhubarb,  the ditch
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Rattlesnake Snap Beans

Categories: Seeds, The Garden 2017, and Vegetables.

A couple of years ago I tried a new variety of pole beans for my container garden.  These rattlesnake beans had an unusual name but they grew amazingly well. I purchase my rattlesnake bean seeds at Terra Edibles.  I’m lucky enough to live about a 5 minute drive away from this store in Foxboro, Ontario, Canada but you can order online if you aren’t close by.  They carry a huge selection of veggies and flower seeds.  Rattlesnake bean seeds are light brown with brown markings. This pole bean is easy to grow and produces lots of green pods that have purple
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Yummy Veggies

Categories: Seeds and Vegetables.

I love to grow a selection of veggies in containers on my plant tables.  Soon the weather will be nice enough to start planting.  Some veggies like peas, bean and root plants prefer to be planted directly into the soil.  Other veggies like tomatoes and herbs can be started inside and get a head start on growing.
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Those Amazing Little Seeds

Categories: Seeds.

Those Amazing Little Seeds Tiny seeds can grow into beautiful things. It is just barely spring time, by the calendar, and that means it’s time to start thinking about sowing seeds (inside for some, but outside for others). Most seeds can be started inside about 6 weeks before your last frost date. Frost dates vary from area to area so you need to check to see when yours is.
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