There is some confusion about just what the phrase “organically grown” means. To confuse matters more there is another phrase, “naturally grown” that may seem to mean the same thing. Still another statement often heard is that the vegetables were “grown without the use of pesticides.” These phrases do not mean the same thing.
Ever wonder what to do with all your garden produce or perhaps you bought too many items at the Farmers Market? Don't worry, University of Illinois Extension will guide you in how to safely preserve and store your fresh fruits and vegetables.
Tomato growers can be stubbornly protective — first of young plants, then of delicate vines and eventually of tender ripening fruit. And they measure success as only true tomato lovers do — by the ultimate yardstick of taste.
AMES, Iowa — Rhubarb, classed as a vegetable, is used as a fruit because its high acidity gives it a tart flavor. Iowa State University horticulturists make rhubarb planting recommendations for gardeners planting their first rhubarb patch and those maintaining an established planting.
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There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While plant breeders at many public universities focus on improving field corn, soybeans and other crops used in...
Potatoes are versatile plants and can be used in many ways when grown in the home garden. There’s a lot to know about how to grow and store them properly, however. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on ways to maximize the potato experience, with help from ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists.
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