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BLOG: There’s Protection in the Shade
Sep04

BLOG: There’s Protection in the Shade

One of the challenges in edible gardening is dealing with shade. Finding just the right spot for your garden can be difficult. On the back of many seed packets there’s information that will tell you what the growing requirements are for that particular seed. Almost always, it indicates the required sun exposure. To clarify, sun exposure is typically described in three ways: full sun, partial shade (or dappled sunlight) and full shade....

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BLOG: Seeds tell stories
Aug28

BLOG: Seeds tell stories

Have you ever known a really good storyteller? If so, you’ll never forget them! They speak words in a way that bring color into all of the black, white and gray images in our heads. Stories themselves are fundamental to human understanding and communication. They are how we engage with each other and how we record things that happened or failed to happen. Stories are how we develop and assign meaning and relevance to what we are...

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BLOG: Cilantro success
Aug21

BLOG: Cilantro success

Several years ago, when I was working for the Department of Agriculture, I was visiting with the owner of a nursery who had a large greenhouse and grew plants to sell to the public. I asked him why he didn’t grow and sell cilantro since it seemed to be such a popular herb with Oklahomans. With years of experience in his voice he said, “You see that sign over there? It says that we guarantee all of our plants, and since most people...

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BLOG: Vine ripened but not always on the vine
Aug14

BLOG: Vine ripened but not always on the vine

It’s hard to explain how perfect something is when it’s ripe—not only in flavor but also in medicinal and nutritional value. Of these three elements we tend to focus the most on flavor and fail to consider all the benefits of fully ripen produce. Science shows that antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fats vary based upon ripeness and that many nutrients are never allowed to develop because of premature harvesting. Many people believe...

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BLOG: Create your own morning garden
Aug07

BLOG: Create your own morning garden

Summer mornings are a special time in the garden. I like to get out there a little before the sun is completely up and walk around before it gets too hot. Plants look different when they are not as hot. There’s dew on the ground and oftentimes on many of the plants. It always makes me think about the pre-flood days and how strange it must have been for the people to watch Noah building a boat. Can you image what they must have been...

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