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Garden vegetables – Onion Trivia

By Denise

Onion Trivia The onion is believed to have originated in Asia, though it is likely that onions may have been growing wild on every continent. Dating back to 3500 BC, onions were one of the few foods that did not spoil during the winter months. The ancient Egyptians worshipped the onion. They believed that its […]

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Victory Gardens History – Purpose and Victory Garden Contest

By Denise

Below is a copy of an article that ran in the Edible San Francisco during the winter of 2007. It details Amy Franceschini‚Äôs interest and goal to get the Victory Garden program started again. San Francisco artist Amy Franceschini seeks to reinvent the victory garden for a new age. by Tara Austen Weaver The year […]

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The Potato – Facts and trivia of the popular crop

By Denise

The potato has been a staple in my cultures and has had a huge impact on many societies economies. There are more than 2000 varieties of the potato and many different ways to raise this popular crop. Potatoes are grown in every US State and Canadian Province. They are also grown in over 125 countries […]

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Gardening History – Governor Christophe and the gourd

By Denise

There is no doubt Gourds have a long history and many uses from utensils, instruments, and crating purposes. There are so many gourd varieties that it is harden to count them all. What makes this harder is that the same gourd had different names in different countries. But the gourd holds a unique history in […]

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