Pulling Parsnips

After a week of heavy rain, the garden was about as soggy as it gets--just right for extracting tenacious parsnip roots from the earth. So between showers I put on my muck boots and tackled the row.  Last year's foliage has all died back now.  Little fresh green shoots are just thinking about sprouting from... Continue Reading →

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Bean Genes

The mysterious black beans continued to play on my mind last week.  Two things still needed more clarification.  First was the question of origin of my purported Gramma Walters variety, and the second was how bean seed colors work when you do a cross. I talked with Andrew Still a bit more last weekend, and he is... Continue Reading →

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