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Chile de Agua For Sale

Chile de Agua – An Unknown Heirloom Chile from Oaxaca

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Discover the Chile de Agua, a delicious but unknown heirloom chile from Oaxaca, Mexico, grown for over 300 years.

September Garden Vegetables

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We’ve taken some glamour shots of September garden vegetables and wanted to share them with you, along with tips on how we enjoy them in different dishes.
Heirloom Chile Inspection

Growing Quality Heirloom Chiles

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Take a short trip with us to see what goes into growing quality heirloom chiles from a world-class breeder.
Heirloom Seed Corn

Heirloom Corn Types & Planting Tips

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Heirloom corn is becoming popular as people taste the depths of flavors they offer. There is much more than just the sweet, fresh eating varieties!

Heirloom Watermelons – Size vs Flavor

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With watermelons, both size and flavor matter. Heirloom watermelons grown at home will give the absolute best flavor and taste, regardless of size.

Overwintering Cucamelons

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Cucamelons can be overwintered as a perennial if they produce tubers in their roots. This technique gives earlier and larger harvests the second year.
Heirloom Lettuce

Improve Lettuce Seed Germination

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Lettuce seed won't sprout in too warm soil, so it's ideal for early and late season planting. We'll show you when and how to plant for the best results!
Wild Galapagos Tomato

Wild Galapagos Tomato

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The Wild Galapagos Tomato (Solanum cheesmaniae), is very popular for its production and adaptability to extreme environments from hot to cold.
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.
Basket of Peppers

Grow Better Peppers with Shade

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It's easy to grow more and better peppers through the hot summer with these proven techniques. Avoid heat stresses, diseases and extend your season.

Chile and Pepper Growing Tips

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Chiles can be grown with great success in many varied garden climates across America. We give you some good tips for a great start in your garden!
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.
Picking Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes Have Flavor Lost in Commercial Varieties

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Heirloom tomatoes retain the flavor that have been bred out of commercial varieties over the past 70 years, new research shows.
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.
Hortopita

Hortopita or Greek Spring Greens Quiche

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Hortopita is a savory pie that is stuffed with horta, or edible spring greens and feta cheese between filo pastry sheets.
Heirloom Tomato Flower

Heirloom Tomato Growing Tips

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The heirloom tomato has seen a meteoric rise over the past few years. We share tips to get the best out of your heirloom tomato plants!
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.
Free-range Chickens

Heirloom Gardening for Backyard Chickens

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Raising backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular, no matter where you live. Growing heirloom vegetables is the best way to feed them well.

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.