4 Rare Herbs to Add to Your Garden

4 Rare Herbs to Add to Your Garden By Ashley Houk Before hospitals, clinics or doctors were available to everyone, herbs were an important part of peoples’ lives. As time progressed, many medicinal herbs were used for their culinary properties to add flavor. Although you can find plenty of herbs, fresh and dried, in most …

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Seed Saving Primer : Part One : Seed Biology 101

For those of us who pour over seed catalogs come January, this is for you! In full disclosure, I need to confess something... I am a HEIRLOOM SEED FREAK!!!  Seriously... no lie, it is sort of an obsession.  I love their names: Di Cicco Broccoli, Minnesota Midget Melon, Tom Thumb Popcorn, French Breakfast Radish (Have …

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GMOs and the Farmer

Current State of the Farmer in the USA It is my desire to have you all know that I deeply respect my fellow farmers. You will never hear from me a degrading personal remark for those in the profession.  Farmers have been vilified by our culture for environmental reasons, farm management practices and all sorts …

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Runway Arugula

Recommended by a reader, we all should try this Arugula!  I love greens with flavor! Kitchen Herbs Runway Arugula (Eruca sativa) This outstanding arugula selection if distinguished by very attractive, deeply lobbed, oakleaf-shaped leaves. In our garden trials, Runway tastes deliciously tangy byt is slightly less pungent than regular arugula. Peppery, sharp-flavored arugula (a.k.a. rocket …

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