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How to Grow Peanuts

Gardening

How to Grow Peanuts

Peanuts were most likely first cultivated in Brazil or Peru, where they have been eaten for at least 3,500 years. Nowadays we think of them as a classic American snack, but their journey here was anything but direct. Spanish explorers introduced peanuts to Europe during the beginning of the...
Jordan Tony Nov 29, 2022
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How to Assess Your Garden's Microclimate

Gardening

How to Assess Your Garden's Microclimate

Selecting the space where you locate your vegetable garden might seem mundane or unimportant, but it’s often the reason why some gardens are successful and others aren’t. Most gardeners understand how their USDA growing zone impacts when they should plant their crops. But even within growing zones...
Jordan Tony Nov 7, 2022
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Video: How to Preserve Your Garden's Harvest

Gardening

Video: How to Preserve Your Garden's Harvest

There’s no reason to stop eating homegrown meals just because your growing season is wrapping up. Using these five preservation methods so you can eat from your garden all year round. For canning recipes and food safety information check out the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
Jordan Tony Oct 27, 2022
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How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

Gardening

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

The cultivation of delicious, meaty shiitake mushrooms originated in East Asia where the fungus grows wild in hardwood forests. The name shiitake actually describes the type of wood that they prefer to grow on with “shii” referring to the Chinquapin genus of trees and “take” meaning mushroom...
Jordan Tony Oct 20, 2022
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