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Posted on 21 January 2013 by urbangardencasual.com

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 »

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