The Best-Tasting Squash I’ve Ever Grown

Squash and I go way back. About 50 years ago I remember helping my Mom pick Buttercup squash after fall frosts, a variety that remained her favorite, despite our trying most of the other types during my teenage gardening years. As a young college student I worked summers for the NDSU squash breeder and in…
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Best Garden Carrots For Flavor And Sweetness

Have you ever stood in front of a garden seed rack and wondered which to choose? Take carrots. There are usually several choices. Maybe you buy a packet of each. But without turning your garden into a test plot of carrot cultivars, have you questioned whether there’s something better out there? Are the seed rack…
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Debunking Internet Story About Male And Female Peppers

I love the internet because it’s so easy to research information about many topics. I never want to see another library’s card-catalog, and I’ve long forgotten how to use the Dewey Decimal system of research. That’s why I’m totally flabbergasted when false internet gardening information is shared, such as the recent post making the rounds…
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The Quest For The Best Tomato

Tomatoes have long been America’s most-planted garden vegetable. But with a dizzying array of hundreds of named varieties, which are the best? For most of us, the top criteria for the “best” tomato is taste. And it must be decent size and ripening timely for our region. How should a tomato taste? That’s hard to…
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The Best-Tasting Squash I’ve Ever Grown

Squash and I go way back. About 50 years ago I remember helping my Mom pick Buttercup squash after fall frosts, a variety that remained her favorite, despite our trying most of the other types during my teenage gardening years. As a young college student I worked summers for the NDSU squash breeder and in…
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