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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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Black-Eyed Peas, Greens and Cornbread for New Years’ Good Luck

Happy New Year! My family always had some traditional black-eyed peas, collard greens and cornbread on New Years’ Day for good luck! Smelling any kind of southern (black-eyed, crowder or cream) pea cooking takes me back to my grandma’s Florida … 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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