Giveaway-Heirloom Garden Seed & copy of Pioneering Today!!

Heirloom Seed & Book Giveaway @MelissaKNorris

One of the joys of gardening is being able to share with family and friends. While I can't share my produce with all of you, I can share my heirloom Tarheel green bean seed. It's been in my family for approximately a hundred years going back to my great-grandparents and beyond. … [Read more...]

Pioneering Today-Heirloom Tarheel Green Bean and Seed Giveaway

Tarheel Green Pole Beans

To celebrate the arrival of spring, I'm going to share my favorite vegetable with you. My grandparents moved from North Carolina to Washington state in 1937. They traveled with two other families on the back of flat-bed truck they converted to a camper with bunks. Can you imagine the cramped quarters? Packing space was limited to say the least. But my grandparents brought with them a packet of their poleĀ green beans and a cast iron skillet. We've always referred to them as tarheel green beans. When my husband and I were dating, he came to meet my parents for the first time. He told me he didn't care for green beans, so when my mom passed the pot of green beans, I was surprised he took a serving. After eating his beans, he helped himself to more. I leaned over and whispered, "You don't have to eat more." I thought he just wanted to impress my parents. He replied, "These are the best beans I've ever eaten. I don't like other green beans, but I love these." We've grown them every … [Read more...]