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How does your garden grow?

Nancy Leson
Seattle Times

These look like some nice beans. And there's a story behind them, too. In this week's Food for Thought, Nancy and I chatted about what we're putting into the ground this spring, and what we hope to get out of it—including something I never knew could be grown around here.

Nancy says she had great success last year growing her own lemongrass.  She says the difference between fresh from the garden and the old, dried-up looking ones you get at the market is huge.  I'm definitely going to put some in and find out for myself this summer.

Do you grow any "exotic" herbs around here?  Which ones and for what use?  Do tell, along with your other planting plans right down there in the comments.

"Ah me, love cannot be cured by herbs."

– Ovid

Dick Stein joined KNKX in January 1992. He retired in 2020 after three decades on air. During his storied radio career, he hosted the morning jazz show, co-hosted and produced "Food for Thought" with Nancy Leson and wrote and directed the Jimmy Jazzoid live radio musical comedies and 100 episodes of Jazz Kitchen.