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History and Lore of the Tomatillo

By Denise

The Aztecs are credited with domesticating the tomatillo. The fruit, which is much like a tomato, dates back to at least 800 B.C. The Aztec word tomatl means something “round and plump”

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Gardening – History Surrounds Us, Part One

By Denise

The grass was green at 6 a.m. this morning with a light snow just beginning to fall. My dog Taz and I took a walk along the Conewango creek that borders our property line. It’s a 1/3 of a mile walk with one end leading into a swamp. The creek has a lot of historical […]

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Garden Planning – Plant a Row for the Hungry

By Denise

Several years ago I heard of a program called Plant A Row for the Hungry. I didn’t know much about its origin but it sounded like a worthwhile project. So I participated and have ever since. It’s rewarding to help out the community and garden at the same time. The program is quite simple. People […]

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Garden History – The Plow

By Denise

The plow or plough is a garden tool used to turn up and cut furrows into soil to get the ground ready for planting. The plow is considered to be the most important tillage tool. It saves time and is a necessity for the large farms. Some organic gardeners prefer to hand turn their soil […]

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