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Planning Crop Rotation by Plant Family

All plants are botanically grouped into families; there are hundreds in total. Most vegetable crops fall into just a few of these. The main vegetable families for our region are summarized with photos below. Like many gardeners, we plan our … Continue reading

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Tomato Tastings and Epic Tomatoes: How to Select & Grow the Best Varieties of All Time

by Ira Wallace and Ken Bezilla The arrival of Craig LeHoullier’s new book Epic Tomatoes has us excited and thinking about next summer’s garden trials and tomato tastings. We have big plans to grow many of Craig’s favorites. Heirloom tomatoes are … Continue reading

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Ridge Gourds on Cattle Panel Trellising

Ridge gourds are a popular vegetable in many Asian countries. Also known as ridged luffas and chinese vining okra, ridge gourds are easy to use in recipes that call for summer squash or okra. Though classified as a gourd, they are extremely … Continue reading

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