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Ripening peppers bring a 'heat wave'

Ripening peppers bring a 'heat wave' | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
So, how hot is it? No, not the weather. Franklin County Master Gardener Carol Kagan explains the Scoville Scale, which measures levels of heat found in hot peppers, or chilies: Your taste buds are craving salsa and its time to check the peppers...
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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

Watch Your Garden Grow | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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

 

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Veggies for small gardens

Veggies for small gardens | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Many new vegetable varieties are a reflection of our trend to small space gardening. Most people don't have 3 acre gardens, but still want a variety of veggie

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Grow Your Own Greens With The Growbot, A System Designed To Make Rooftop Farming Easy

Grow Your Own Greens With The Growbot, A System Designed To Make Rooftop Farming Easy | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
The Internet-connected lightweight greenhouses can squeeze into vacant city corners and grow five tons of lettuce a year. That's a lot of salad.
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Cool container vegetable gardens

Cool container vegetable gardens | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Many "in-ground" gardeners also plant and maintain herb and vegetable plants in containers close to home for convenience and beauty.

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Fruit and vegetable games inspire children to try healthy foods

Fruit and vegetable games inspire children to try healthy foods | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
“Fruit and vegetable games inspire children to try healthy foods”
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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

Designs for Stylish Edible Gardens | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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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New veggie varieties popping up

New veggie varieties popping up | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Though I have many favorite heirloom vegetable varieties I wouldn't dare go without, I do enjoy trying a handful of new-to-me selections every gardening season. ...

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Smart watering in the vegetable garden

Smart watering in the vegetable garden | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Smart water management in a home vegetable garden will lead to conversing water resources, healthy plants and improved productivity.
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Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques

Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

In agriculture, the word organic has come to mean “foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones.

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How long do garden seeds last? | Oregon State University Extension Service | Gardening

How long do garden seeds last? | Oregon State University Extension Service | Gardening | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
“CORVALLIS - Home gardeners are often frugal by nature. They save leftover garden seed from one year to the next and so forth. How long do seeds last?”
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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

Grow Cool Weather Edibles this Spring | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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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