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  • Cucumbers: All About Them – There are three varieties of cucumbers – slicing, pickling, and burpless. Pickling cucumbers often have a thicker, bumpier skin. Burpless have a thinner skin, more pleasant taste, and are easier to digest, which gives them the name “burpless”. Read more →
  • Eggplant: All About It – Eggplant is the fruit of a flowering plant in the nightshade family (Solanaceae). It’s believed to have originated in India, where a wild variety still grows today. Read more →
  • Fennel: All About It – Fennel is a versatile plant. You can eat all of it – bulb, stems, and leaves (fronds). Read more →
  • Fertilizing Young Plants – Memorial day weekend is traditionally the time to plant the warm weather garden crops like tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, melons, squash, peppers, eggplant, basil, lavender, rosemary, and all the other tender annual flowers, herbs, and veggies. Young bedding plants do best with a fertilizer boost when planting. Read on to learn more about fertilizing young plants. Read more →
  • Gilfeather Turnips: All About Them – The Gilfeather turnip, a rutabaga-turnip hybrid, is a root vegetable that is normally harvested after the first hard frost of the season. It is white rather than yellow inside, and it is sweet and creamy, not having the bite of a normal turnip. Read more →
  • Green Beans: All About Them – String beans are the unripe, protective pods, of various cultivars of the common bean. They’re harvested and consumed with their enclosing pods before the seeds inside have matured. Read more →
  • Green Garlic – Green garlic is garlic that is harvested before the scape (the flower bud) and bulb form. The bulb and the tender parts of the greens are delicious. Use them as you would scallions or leeks. Green garlic is sometimes called domestic ramps as they are similar in taste to wild ramps (a short-season wild leek with a garlicy taste). Read more →
  • Hakurei Turnip: All About It – The Hakurei is a welcome addition to our early spring vegetable collection, they generally come in right after radishes, and not surprisingly pair very well all other spring veggies. If you think you don’t like turnips, please try this delightfully mild, crisp, sweet variety! Read more →
  • Heirloom Tomatoes: All About Them – Heirloom tomatoes have been selected over the years for their flavor. The word “heirloom” refers to the history behind the fruit, provoking endless images of farmers in their garden taste-testing and then saving seeds from the best tomatoes. Read more →
  • Hot Peppers: All About Them – Capsaicin is the heat-producing ingredient in peppers. Most of the heat is held in the seeds and the membrane, so remove them before processing or cooking if you’re sensitive to heat. Cooking or freezing won’t affect the pepper’s intensity. Read more →

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