Cole Crops

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 3 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on cole crops.

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Post-Harvest Handling

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on post-harvest handling of vegetable crops.

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Legumes

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on members of the legume family.

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Grow Your Own Salad Greens

Nothing tastes quite like a salad fresh from your own garden. Lettuce, and many other salad greens, are very easy to grow, and there are many more types available to grow yourself than you can typically find at the grocery store. Learn more about the variety of salad greens that are easily grown in a home garden or container in this article…

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Garlic, Allium sativum

Cultivated for thousands of years for both culinary and medicinal uses – and to repel vampires – garlic is a well-known herb in the onion family that produces edible bulbs. Learn more about the many types of garlic and how to grow it, harvest and use it…

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Community Gardens

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics. To get 2 hour of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on the interactions of people and growing plants in community gardening.

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Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel is a great ornamental edible, with ferny fronds that add textural contrast in plantings, as well as tasting great. Both the leaves and stems have a light anise flavor. There are also cultivars with dark foliage for color contrast in ornamental plantings and types selected for their enlarged base. To learn more about this versatile plant, read this article…

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Ramps, Allium tricoccum

There aren’t many native woodland plants that also double as vegetables, but the spring ephemeral Allium tricoccum is one. Commonly known as ramps or wild leek, this native onion species is frequently collected and sold at farmers markets or served in upscale restaurants. To find out more about this perennial plant, read this article…

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National Garden Bureau’s Vegetable of the Year 2015: Sweet Pepper

Every year, National Garden Bureau selects one edible to feature in their “Year of the” program. For 2015 the focus is on sweet peppers. There are so many kinds of peppers, including a huge diversity of types that aren’t hot.  Learn more about this popular vegetable native to the Americas in this article…

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More All America Selections Winners for 2015

All-America Selections presented their initial 2015 Award Winners in November, and now has announced several more winners for the 2015 season, for a total of 25 Winners for 2015 – a 75 year high for AAS. To learn more about three more vegetable and two more bedding plant national winners, read this article…

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