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Scallions, The Never-Ending Onion!

Scallions, The Never-Ending Onion!

There is something quite incredible and alluring about any recipe that starts with the instructions to chop up a few scallions. These sweet and tasty little members of the onion family add robust flavor to stir-fries, stews, soups, breads, omelets, ...

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Growing And Using Echinacea

Growing And Using Echinacea

You probably associate the name echinacea with a medicinal herb. It enjoyed much attention several years ago as an ingredient in cold remedies and preventions and was a trendy product in the herbal supplement aisle of many drug stores. While ...

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Growing The Next Generation of Gardeners

Growing The Next Generation of Gardeners

Interest in gardening doesn’t just happen. Children gain interest in gardening by being out in the garden with their parents, grandparents, and/or older siblings, following them around, asking questions, and being allowed to get their hands dirty. I gained my ...

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All About Sprouts

All About Sprouts

Sprouts have long haunted the refrigerated sections of health food stores and the insides of vegetarian sandwiches. Those who have been eating sprouts for years know how great they are for your health. When beans are allowed to sprout, enzymes ...

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Home Grown Potatoes

Home Grown Potatoes

Potatoes can make an excellent addition to your home garden. They have been a staple of many people’s diets for thousands of years. They are fairly easy to grow, although they do have certain pests and diseases to contend with. ...

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Growing Beautiful Melons

Growing Beautiful Melons

Melons have been enjoyed for more than 4,000 years. They originated in the hot valleys of southwest Asia, specifically in India and Iran. Early American settlers grew honeydew and casaba melons from seed brought with them from home as early as the 1600s. The first mention of melons in recorded history was found in John Ayto’s Dictionary of Word Origins in 1395. It suggests that the word was derived from the word Melos (the Greek Cyclades Islands, best known for...

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