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A Heat-Tolerant Leafy Green Vegetable Disguised as a Flower

A wonderful surprise for us in our 2014 trial garden was Jewels of Opar. Last spring, when I planted a couple of pinches of these tiny seeds in a flat in our greenhouse, I certainly didn’t imagine we would harvest … Continue reading

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Garden Huckleberries: a Fabulous Fruit for Jam

If you want to make great jam, syrup, or pies from annual fruits that you can grow in your vegetable garden, you’ll love garden huckleberries. We’re planning on starting our pepper crops any day now in Central Virginia, and soon … Continue reading

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Growing Rhubarb from Seed

by Ira Wallace Many gardeners are familiar with growing rhubarb from divisions or crowns, but if you want to start a large rhubarb patch quickly, without spending a lot, growing rhubarb from seed is the answer. The stems of rhubarb … Continue reading

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