Originally Posted by FlyGap
Great. Another MUST HAVE!!! Now off to convince hub that there IS life outside of the basic tomatoes, green beans, straight necks, and corn... Wish me luck.
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The trick is, you gotta hide just one little "new" plant among the regulars. Discretely slip it in something and act like you never knew it was there until afterwards while hubby is going on and on about the flavor.
Most of the different things I grow started with adding just one or two plants/seeds I found locally as a trial to see if I likes them.
I usually did and still had the rest of the seed packet saved for the next year.
The flat Italian beans happened this way. I happen to buy some frozen ones for a recipe (years ago) and found that I liked them better than regular green beans. Once I started gardening I remembered that, but was still unsure about growing them. So the first time I planted them, it was only a few.
Now, they are about the only green bean I will plant. When I had a DH, he was like that and I had to sneak stuff in.
Wow Taffy... you do syrup too?
I have friends who do Sorghum syrup and have to grind/press the stalks and then boil it the same way as maple syrup.
That is quite the adventure... my hat's off to you for taking that on.