Vegetables

Old Folks Bean

Our fall crop of these Dragons Tongue are coming on stronger than our spring crop. A sweet, crisp and moist bean, we have no qualms about making room in our garden. Two twenty foot rows are giving us literally about…

Sweet Honey – Sponge Gourd

Well this is an interesting plant to say the least as we only got 2 seeds to germinate. We planted in Mid March and it really didn’t do much. Come the middle of August, I had a plant over 20…

Back in The Beanstalk.

Doing a massive bean planting for for fall. So far we have 4 forty foot rows started. Dragon’s tongue beans are our favorite. Fast growing, easy to spot, and keeps coming back. These did and tasted great until the Oklahoma…

To Bitter Or Not To Bitter

My bitter melon started coming up! I bought these as it says it regulates Diabetes. Normally when you get some kind of specialty cure, it is on a “Healthy Living” or a  “Holistic” website. If a Science or Science Health…

Dragon’s Tongue (Lóng zhī shé)

I only translated this into Chinese as the Gettle family is trying to try to adopt a couple of cute Chinese children. Might as well learn Chinese now. Anywho. Jessi has been trying to get me to try Dragon’s Tongue beans…

Mexican Sour Gherkin.

These Cucamelon (Mexican Sour Gherkin) are great. They love warmth and water. We have grown these every year for their abundance and slightly tart taste. You can get them from Baker creek Heirloom Seeds. The first year we trellised them…