Have you tried growing Castor Bean? It’s one of Michael Pollen’s favorite plants. Check out the way he starts his article on the plant called, “Consider the Castor Bean”: “Pretty they are not, but a garden can labor under a surfeit “surfut” of prettiness, be too sweet or cheerful for its own good. Sometimes what’s needed in the garden is a hint of vegetal menace, of nature run tropically, luxuriantly amuck. For this, I recommend the castor bean.” While most of us have heard of castor oil (extracted by crushing and processing the seeds), growing the castor bean plant can be a new adventure for gardeners. The castor bean plant...Read More
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