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How to Grow Watermelon

Gardening

How to Grow Watermelon

Watermelon was likely first cultivated around 5,000 years ago by farmers in current-day Botswana. It is believed that its wild ancestor is a bitter melon known as “kengwe.” Originally the melon was used primarily as a source of water and the seeds were roasted and eaten for protein. Over time the...
Jordan Tony Aug 11, 2022
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How to Grow Grapes

Gardening

How to Grow Grapes

The history of grape production is as diverse and sprawling as the many uses for this dynamic plant. “European” grapes were likely first cultivated around 8,000 years ago in the Middle East before traveling west to Europe. Once there, they became a vital part of European culture in the form of wine...
Jordan Tony Jul 25, 2022
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How to Grow Squash

Gardening

How to Grow Squash

The final crop in our series on growing a Three Sisters garden is the baby sister, squash. Like corn and beans, squash is thought to have been first cultivated around 10,000 years ago in current day Mexico. The English word “squash” comes from the Narragansett, “askutasquash” which roughly...
Jordan Tony Jul 11, 2022
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How to Grow Beans

Gardening

How to Grow Beans

Beans are thought to have been first cultivated alongside their sister crop, corn, around 7,000 years ago in what is now Mexico. Over thousands of years they made their way north on Native American trade routes with unique varieties developing along the way. Mature dry beans are packed with protein...
Jordan Tony Jun 20, 2022
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