Romano Green Beans

Photo by Rick Gush Romano green beans are my favorite beans! I had never grown Romano green beans before I came to Italy, and the only ones I had eaten were, I realize now, horribly overcooked. Romano beans have a bit of mucilage like okra, but only a small amount. Unfortunately, overcooking is how to […]

Cactus Fruit

Although I could easily grow cactus fruit in my area, I just don’t have the room. Here’s how you can take advantage of growing this simple and delicious crop.

Cacti, Succulents and Tourism

This has been a cold winter with a bit of snow. Some of the tender stuff in the garden, like the clivia, is frost damaged, but most of the plants have come through fine. Some, like the succulents and cacti, have actually seemed to thrive.

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