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300 Grow Bags Help Preserve Potato Diversity

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Curzio Caravati with some of the 300 Potato Grow Bags at the Kenosha Potato Project. As founder and curator of the Kenosha Potato Project Curzio Caravati has grown and catalogued more than 300 varieties of potatoes in his collection. Why? Because he is passionate about preserving the genetic diversity of heirloom potatoes and saving varieties [...]

Flavorful Microgreens Pack Big Nutritional Punch

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Microgreens, about a week old. Those delicate, miniature greens decorating your chef-prepared restaurant meal may not only look beautiful and taste delicious, they could be an unexpected source of important nutrients. A recent study reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that microgreen cotyledons, or seed leaves, ha [...]

Seen at the Farm Show

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Can you guess what this is? (You’ll find the answer at the end of the post.) This year’s Vermont Farm Show in Essex Junction showcased the remarkable range of farm products raised, crafted and sold in the state and, in some cases, nationwide. Here’s a sampling of vendors at the show. These charming characters are knitted fro [...]

Bottle Trees: Joie de vivre on a stick

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The entrance to the children’s garden at Shangri La Botanical Garden in Orange TX, is…well, entrancing. Need a little help with your first bottle tree? Gardener’s Supply offers bottle trees, bottles and a complete bottle tree kit. Unlike my Pink Flamingo friends, many of whom feel like members of an informal clan of nonconformists [...]

What Do You Sow? Tomatoes!

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Last week, we had a contest on Facebook called Ready, Set, Sow! On our short entry form, we asked, “What seeds will you be sowing this year?” We got lots of feedback, including: Tomatoes and lots of them! Lots of herbs, lots of heirloom tomatoes, green beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, garlic, onion, potatoes, etc. Lots of flow [...]

Dressing Up a Patio

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What happens when a skilled decorator turns to gardening? Blogger/decorator Kelly Elko of EclecticallyVintage.com took a $7 thrift shop dresser and turned it into a striking centerpiece for her patio. The project was simple. She gave the dresser a fresh coat of paint, lined the drawers with plastic, drilled some drainage holes and filled the [...]

If Not Impatiens, What? Shady Solutions

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This combination features New Guinea impatiens, a type of impatiens that is not affected by the disease. Featured plants: Infinity White New Guinea impatiens, variegated sweet flag (Acorus gramineus), white licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) and Green spice heuchera. Photos: Courtesy of Proven Winners Have you heard about the new disease [...]
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