Southern Style Lima Beans With Bacon – Lima Beans are a common side dish in our household, but there's just one small catch. You see, my husband was raised in the Deep South & well... Let me just say this, lima beans (& any other pea/bean, for that matter) do NOT come from a can! EVER. They really are worth the extra effort, & taste SO much better this way!
Proper spacing of bean plants is important for maximum bean yields and ease of care and picking. Bush beans form mounds almost as wide as they are tall, with beans produced within the canopy of the ...
Sunday was Earth Day and it’s also National Poetry Month! So, yesterday as a part of the ongoing festivities for poetry month, the storytime theme was “Poetry in Nature”. After reading a few poetic books about nature and the world, we made a “Plant a Poem, Plant a Flower” craft. One part grown in the library, the other to be cared for and grown at home. And then we sang “Kumbaya”. Kidding.
Sunflowers (Helianthus spp.) bloom duing summer and autumn, luring butterflies. In a practice known as companion planting, it's possible to help other plants by growing them alongside these yellow giants, which require lots of sunlight and regular watering. Though their preferences vary a bit according to their variety, sunflowers typically grow best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 10.
Bacon Green Bean Bundles have tender crisp green beans wrapped in bacon and brushed with a simple brown sugar glaze. These are easy enough for a weeknight meal and pretty enough to impress your guests alongside a steak dinner!