Vegetable & Seed Guides

Guides to understanding a variety of species of vegetables and their seeds.


ALL ABOUT BEANS: What is a legume?

So, what exactly is a legume? Legumes are defined as the long seedpod, or edible portion, of a leguminous plant. Included in the legume family are nuts, peas, lentils, and beans. Beans are the most common variety of legumes and include black beans, soybeans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, and lima beans. They are high in protein and carbohydrates, but low in fat, and foodies appreciate them for their healthy but filling servings.

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Tips for Growing Gourds

‘Tis the season for collections of beautiful pumpkins, squash, and gourds surrounded by overstuffed hay bales and tall corn stalks. Did you know that growing your own gourds is as easy as growing your own tomatoes? We’re here to walk you through the simple process of growing your own and you’ll have them in time to showcase them for fall!

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Planting Herbs 101

Plants have always been used to provide food and to add flavor to our foods. Many people grow herbs through the summer months, but shy away from continuing herb gardening through winter months. With the use of planters and containers, indoor herb growing is an easy task and will fill your home with a delicious aroma!

Growing Herbs

Herbs are easy to grow, indoors and out, winter and summer, for decoration, aroma or for cooking. The biggest problem you may face in…