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Posted on 21 January 2013 by

Green Bean Teepees and Children Stories

Photo Credit: Green Bean Teepee by David Silver used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

One of my favorite gardening stories I have has to do with my children and my local library’s reading program.

The story begins with my children and I going to the library to pick up some books for their summertime reading program.

While my children searched for their favorite topics and stories, I was looking for the classics.

This included some I enjoyed as a child and some that had a moral lesson I hoped to teach them. My son picked out books on cars and dinosaurs will my daughter picked out books on animals. I picked out a book on children’s fables.

Before going home that day, we also stopped off at the feed and seed so that I could pick up some garden seed. Radishes, cucumbers, lettuce, and watermelon seed were a few I selected along with green beans. While this single step may seem to be insignificant, it was an important event that would set the rest of the summer.

So the next day, I set out to plant my new seeds. Lettuce was planted first Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 10 May 2009 by

Grow Your Own Green Beans

green_beanBy Vanessa Richins

The first plant that many kids grow, at least in my experience, is one lone green bean seed planted in a paper cup.

It has now become one of my favorite vegetables to grow.

Ok . . . if we’re being technical, it’s not a vegetable.

It’s actually a fruit – legume to be exact. Other legumes include other beans, peas, and peanuts. These plants are especially beneficial to the garden – they are able to “fix” nitrogen and add it back into the soil.

Ready to grow your own green beans? First you have to decide whether you want a bush variety or a pole one.

Bush beans are determinate – they grow to Read the rest of this entry »

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