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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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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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