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Maximizing the Benefits of Summer Garden Bounty

Maximizing the Benefits of Summer Garden Bounty | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

This is an opportune time to take advantage of all of the summer produce, whether from the backyard garden, farmer's market or the local grocery store. Gardeners with particularly abundant yields may even become a little anxious thinking about how to enjoy all the fresh vegetables within the short window of freshness.

 

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A guide to growing, preparing and preserving vegetables from the University of Illinois Extension
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Watch Your Garden Grow

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Learn how to plan, plant and care for your vegetable garden.

 

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Better Than Organic: Why Lab-Grown Produce Is the Future

Better Than Organic: Why Lab-Grown Produce Is the Future | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Toshiba is growing lettuce and spinach in a nearly aseptic environment, from seeding to packaging.

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Designs for Stylish Edible Gardens

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Groundbreaking Food Gardens: Breaking Out of the Raised-Bed Box

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U of IL Extension Master Gardener grows 150-year-old tomato seeds unearthed in Sterling, IL

U of IL Extension Master Gardener grows 150-year-old tomato seeds unearthed in Sterling, IL | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
150-year-old tomato seeds unearthed
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Chefs, Breeders Pair up to Produce Tastier Veggies

Chefs, Breeders Pair up to Produce Tastier Veggies | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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...
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Yard and Garden: Get the Most from Your Home Potato Growing Experience

Yard and Garden: Get the Most from Your Home Potato Growing Experience | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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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Mighty Onions | NYBG

Mighty Onions | NYBG | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

You will notice that onions are listed as three separate growing types: short-day, intermediate, and long-day varieties.

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Ask Extension: Get Answers for your Gardening Questions

Ask Extension: Get Answers for your Gardening Questions | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Master Gardener: Fruits & veggies worth trying in 2014

Master Gardener: Fruits & veggies worth trying in 2014 | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Whether it is new to the industry or just new to you, it is always fun to try something different in the vegetable garden.  Keep an eye out for these and other new plant introductions this spring.
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In Florida, A Turf War Blooms Over Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening

In Florida, A Turf War Blooms Over Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
A woman in Miami Shores is suing after her town insisted she remove vegetables from her garden.
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Radishes get tryout as runoff fighters in Baltimore lot

Radishes get tryout as runoff fighters in Baltimore lot | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
In the growing struggle to curb stormwater pollution fouling urban streams and the Chesapeake Bay, one of the most promising tools could turn out to be the humble radish. On a vacant lot in...
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TomTato lives! Frankensteinian plant grows both tomatoes and potatoes

TomTato lives! Frankensteinian plant grows both tomatoes and potatoes | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Britons are booking orders for a double-crop wonderplant called the TomTato, that puts out cherry tomatoes on the vine, while growing...
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Using Ornamental Vegetables for Late Season Color

U of I Extension horticulturist Greg Stack discusses how you can use vegetables like bok choy and kale to add cool season color to your garden and containers.

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University of Illinois Extension Food Preservation Resources

University of Illinois Extension Food Preservation Resources | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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.

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We're on snow-watch in Boise today.... - UIdaho Ada County Master Gardeners | Facebook

“We're on snow-watch in Boise today. Here's an article that explains why we should welcome the white stuff in our gardens....”
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From Poison to Passion: The Secret History of the Tomato

From Poison to Passion: The Secret History of the Tomato | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Before tomatoes became America's sweetheart, they were seen as watery, tough and possibly poisonous.
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Slice into a tomato, the juicy icon of summer

Slice into a tomato, the juicy icon of summer | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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.

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Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb

Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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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Grow Cool Weather Edibles this Spring

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The thermometer is slowly inching up, and there's a little more sunlight every day, and that means one thing to gardeners: It's time to think about seed sowing.
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Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide: Growing Onions

Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide: Growing Onions | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The easiest and surest way to grow good onions, either green or dry, is to use sets. Sets are small onions, less than an inch in diameter, that were grown from seed the previous year.

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World's hottest pepper is grown in South Carolina

World's hottest pepper is grown in South Carolina | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Ed Currie's record-breaking peppers pack heat nearly as potent as pepper spray
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Grow Food Indoors This Winter

Grow Food Indoors This Winter | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Many of us have vegetable gardens that provide us with delicious, fresh produce all summer long, but do you also grow food indoors in the winter?

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Versatile sweet potato not just for the Thanksgiving Day table

Versatile sweet potato not just for the Thanksgiving Day table | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas, is a very versatile food crop," said Jennifer Fishburn. "Despite its name, it is not related to the Irish potato. The sweet potato is a true root, while an Irish potato is a tuber (an underground stem).

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How To Save Tomato Seeds

How To Save Tomato Seeds | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
A pictorial on how to save seeds from heirloom and heritage tomatoes you grow in your garden.
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Healthy Recipe: Stuffed Green Peppers

Healthy Recipe: Stuffed Green Peppers | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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