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Cabbage

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Many consider cabbage to be sort of a poor relative to broccoli. Those who study such things think that kale, broccoli and cabbage were once basically the same plant. Early gardeners selected for different characteristics, which is how we got … Continue reading

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Carrots

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Bugs Bunny’s favorite vegetable was originally grown because people used the leaves and seeds. The roots were fairly bitter, and an anemic beige nowhere near the dazzling orange you find on your plate today. After several thousand years of tinkering, … Continue reading

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Growing Beets

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Beets and other root crops are kind of like Rodney Dangerfield – they don’t get no respect. Which is too bad, because they’re easy to grow, resistant to most insect pests and diseases, and taste good. Beets appeared on Roman … Continue reading

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