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Defenders of the garden, unite!

Defenders of the garden, unite!

Early fall is the prefect time of year to search for beneficial, predatory insects that live in your garden plot. These big bugs have spent their summer growing, eating, and growing some more! Get out in your garden beds and search for some of these awesome insects!...

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What is a Rhizome?

What is a Rhizome?

Gingerbread, ginger beer, and gingersnaps are all made possible by a knobby little vegetable called - you guessed it - ginger. At the grocery store, you can buy ginger in a variety of forms, including fresh and whole, dried and powdered, preserved, crystallized, or...

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Farm Fresh Foods that Boost Immunity

Farm Fresh Foods that Boost Immunity

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “immunity” as “a condition of being able to resist a particular disease, especially through preventing the development of a pathogenic microorganism or by counteracting the effects of its products.” Essentially, immunity is the...

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Eggplant: A Proverbial Fruit

Eggplant: A Proverbial Fruit

“The happiest omen for a New Year is first Mount Fuji, then the falcon, and lastly eggplant.” This Japanese proverb highlights one of the products that’s hot on the market: eggplant! Also called aubergine in other countries, eggplant is a versatile food. The name...

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Drip Tape Irrigation

Drip Tape Irrigation

Watering your garden during the summer months can be a time consuming chore if you use a hose or a watering can. Run some drip tape irrigation and put it on a timer, though, and it’s literally no work at all! Our Beginning Farmer interns learned how to run irrigation...

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