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Vegetable Gardening 101

Summary: Pick a sunny site, incorporate compost, select vegetable varieties that will thrive in the season, plant according to …

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Lovely Lettuces

Lettuces are an excellent crop for beginners who want to learn more about growing vegetables. They are a minimal …

Kale

Incredible Edible Kale

Kale, Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat—one serving is both low in calories …

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