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Chioggia Beet

History of Beets

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Beets have a long history of feeding people and their livestock. We look at a brief history of the beet, along with a couple of delicious recipes!
The Carrot's Odyssey

The Carrot's Odyssey

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Ellen once again shows her agricultural research on the travels and history of the humble carrot and how itwent from wild to our garden.
Bloomsdale Spinach

History of Spinach

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Spinach is a cool season crop, for most of the country it can be grown twice a growing season, as an early spring green and again as a fall and winter crop.
New Zealand Spinach

Alternative Spinach Greens

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Spinach is either loved or hated, there isn't much middle ground. Spinach love can be learned, especially when that spinach is fresh from your own garden.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb's Story

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Rhubarb is one of my favorite food plants; its red-green stalks beckon summer on and strawberry-rhubarb pie is one of my favorites.
Buche de Noel with bean inside

A Short History of Beans

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How beans feature prominently in a Christmas tradition, along with some unique peeks into their long history.
100 Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Aged Italian Balsamic Vinegar

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Aged Italian balsamic vinegar is a true culinary wonder that has to be experienced to be believed. We walk you through our tasting experience and education.
White Sonora Wheat Head

White Sonora Wheat – Perfect Grain for the Home Gardener

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White Sonora Wheat is popular again as many claim it's the best flour for cakes, breads and tortillas.Easy to grow!
Blue Seed Opium Poppy

The Poppy and Its Seeds

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Poppy flowers are a beautiful addition to any garden with an amazing benefit - the seeds are edible! Great growing tips and a delicious recipe are inside.
Simran Sethi on Seeds

Seeds - Getting Their Due Recognition

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Seeds are the building blocks of every meal we eat; all our fruits and vegetables, all our grains, plus the meat and milk that’s raised on grass and grain.
LUther Burbank Home & Gardens

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

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Luther Burbank, a botanist, horticulturist and agronomist introduced more than 800 new varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers, nuts and grains.
San Marzano Tomato

World Famous San Marzano Tomatoes

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San Marzano tomatoes are world-famous with a long and storied history as the best plum tomato for sauce and pizza, canning, peeling and drying.
Heirloom Sweet Corn

Heirloom Sweet Corn History

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Heirloom corn has a richness and depth of flavor that can’t be forgotten. We share a bit of history on heirloom sweet corn from 1884.
Heirloom Peas

The History of Heirloom Peas

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Heirloom peas have a much longer history than most people realize, feeding mankind since before the Stone age.
Handful of seed

What Are Heirloom Seeds?

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Discussion of the origins and benefits of heirloom seeds along with the differences between heirloom, hybrid and GMO seeds.

Armenian Cucumber- Best Burpless Heirloom Cucumber

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The heirloom Armenian Cucumber has been a preferred choice of home gardeners for generations for it's taste, productivity and "burpless" qualities.
Savoy Perfection Cabbage

Fearing Burr on Savoy Cabbage

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The remarkable book "Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr was one of the first gardening books written in 1863 for the American Gardener.