Romano Green BeansMay 25, 2012
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 […]
Crop Profile: Monk’s Beard (Agretti)May 4, 2012
You’ll be surprised with the taste of this palatte-pleasing crop.
Cactus FruitSeptember 23, 2011
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 TourismFebruary 25, 2011
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.