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Plant a Pot of Peas & Strawberries

Happy National Strawberry Day! Strawberries deserve a day, don’t you think? They are sweet and yummy and full of Vitamin C and manganese. They are rich in antioxidants and have a relatively low glycemic index. Eating strawberries may improve heart health and help prevent cancer. I planted strawberries and peas together in a large pot… Continue reading Plant a Pot of Peas & Strawberries

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AAS names 2017 vegetable winners.

All-America Selections (AAS) has picked the best of the crop of new fruit, vegetables and herbs for 2017. Fennel ‘Antares’,  Okra ‘Candle Fire’, Pepper ‘Mad Hatter’, and Tomato ‘Patio Choice Yellow’ are this year’s national winners. Why should you care what All-America Selections has to say?  Expert, independent judges representing this unbiased trialing organization visit… Continue reading AAS names 2017 vegetable winners.

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Thankful for the Garden

With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, I am counting my blessings. Family and friends top my list of things for which I am most thankful, but my garden follows close behind. I took a few moments to remember the past year in the garden and sum it up in a letter of thankfulness. Dearest… Continue reading Thankful for the Garden

Growing Fruit

Today we celebrate strawberries!

Happy National Strawberry Day – a day to celebrate the sweet and tasty, heart-shaped fruit that proudly shows off its seeds on the outside. Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and a delicious snack or guilt-free dessert at just 55 calories and no fat in one cup. If you’ve never grown strawberries before,… Continue reading Today we celebrate strawberries!