Category Archives: Food Plants

Pretty Pink Pumpkins and Breast Cancer Research

 Some New Varieties of Pumpkins Support Breast Cancer Research In this year’s farm and nursery travels, Pretty Pink Pumpkins turned up here and there. The name of this kind is Porcelain Doll. She is a shiny corally pink, and each individual pumpkin seems to have its own personality. Mine had blue underlying highlights here and […]

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Marblehead Open Garden Day 2015

4 Private Gardens in Marblehead and 1 in Beverly will be Open for viewing on August 8th from 10 AM until 4 PM (Click above for further information) 40% of our proceeds go to the MARBLEHEAD CONSERVANCY Hope You May be able to Visit One or All of Them …….. Below is a list of […]

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Volunteer Vegetables : Edible, Ornamental…and they come back every year.

Certain edible plants return each year, and some are easy to have in the garden. These I call volunteer vegtables since they so willingly come back in Zone 5B. Red Leaf Shiso = Perilla frutescens crispa I first met the red leaf Japanese Perilla, also known as Shiso, at a supermarket in a plastic bag. […]

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