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Plant Markers That Last

Categories: Garden Projects and Organization.

I bet you are like me and think you have a great memory and will remember where you planted everything.  Well, you just might remember for a day or two, but after you have planted several things I bet you start to forget what is where. Using plant markers is a fun and educational way to share the names of your garden plants   You can add common and botanical names and any other info you want.  But best of all, this helps you remember where you have planted seeds and bulbs.  There are many types of commercial plant markers
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Deseronto Potato Beans

Categories: The Garden 2017 and Vegetables.

~ Last year at Seedy Saturday I picked up a packet of Deseronto potato beans to try and grow.  Each year I like to grow a variety of veggies that I don’t usually grow.  This is a rare white bean from the Tyendinaga Mohawk reserve in Deseronto, Ontario (very close to where I live).   I was intrigued by the name and wanted to give it a try. A hardy, half-runner type with creamy flowers and smooth white beans.  You can cook them like mashed potatoes (this is what intrigued me) or use as a thickener for soups and stews. I was
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